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Pu"trid (?), a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr.puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See Pus, Foul, a.]


Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See Putrefaction.


Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.

Putrid fever Med., typhus fever; -- so called from the decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and diseased textures of the body. -- Putrid sore throat Med., a gangrenous inflammation of the fauces and pharynx.


© Webster 1913.

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