UN-PUTRID

putrid

[pyoo-trid]
adjective
1.
in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten.
2.
of, pertaining to, or attended by putrefaction.
3.
having the odor of decaying flesh.
4.
thoroughly corrupt, depraved, or evil.
5.
of very low quality; rotten.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin putridus rotten, equivalent to putr(ēre) to rot + -idus -id4

putridity, putridness, noun
putridly, adverb
unputrid, adjective
unputridly, adverb
unputridness, noun
unputridity, noun


3. fetid. 4. immoral.
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putrid (ˈpjuːtrɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of organic matter) in a state of decomposition, usually giving off a foul smell: putrid meat
2.  morally corrupt or worthless
3.  sickening; foul: a putrid smell
4.  informal deficient in quality or value: a putrid film
 
[C16: from Latin putridus rotten, from putrēre to be rotten]
 
pu'tridity
 
n
 
'putridness
 
n
 
'putridly
 
adv

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putrid
c.1412, from L. putridus, from putrere "to rot," from putris "rotten, crumbling," related to putere "to stink," from PIE base *pu- "to rot, stink" (see pus). First in ref. to putrid fever, an old name for typhus.
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putrid pu·trid (pyōō'trĭd)
adj.

  1. Decomposed; foul-smelling; rotten.

  2. Proceeding from, relating to, or exhibiting putrefaction.

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