Pu"tre*fy (?), v. t. [Written also putrify.] [imp. & p. p. Putrefied (); p. pr. & vb. n. Putrefying ().] [F. putr'efier; L. putrere to be rotten + -ficare (in. comp.) to make; cf. L. putrefacere. See Putrid, and -fy.]

1.

To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.

2.

To corrupt; to make foul.

Private suits do putrefy the public good. Bacon.

They would but stink, and putrefy the air. Shak.

3.

To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.

 

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Pu"tre*fy, v. i.

To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.

Isa. 1. 6.

 

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