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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Putrid


PU'TRID, adjective [Latin putridus, from putris, putreo.]

1. In a state of dissolution or disorganization, as animal and vegetable bodies; corrupt; rotten; as putrid flesh. Indicating a state of dissolution; tending to disorganize the substances composing the body; malignant; as a putrid fever.

2. Proceeding from putrefaction or pertaining to it; as a putrid scent.