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putrid

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Definition rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
  • The meat was putrid and covered with maggots.
putrid = in an advanced state of decomposition with a foul odor
  • an unusual flower with a putrid smell that attracts flies for pollination
  • the putrid atmosphere of the court
  • He could feel its putrid breath...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • putrid = disgusting
  • She was so close I caught a whiff of her putrid body odor.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • putrid = disgusting
  • A putrid, rotting smell was everywhere.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • putrid = rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor
  • "I disavow everything in that putrid novel," Van Houten said,...
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • putrid = disgusting
  • Better to have swallowed them and kept them deep in her bowels until they were putrid and worm-eaten.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • putrid = decomposed
  • as he opened up a bottle of a putrid brand of beer
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • putrid = disgusting
  • The stinger lumps have begun to explode, spewing putrid green liquid around her.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • putrid = disgusting with a foul odor
  • It rolls through putrid white smoke from a Kimberly-Clark factory that turns sugarcane pulp into Kleenex and toilet paper.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • putrid = disgusting
  • Then they smelled the odor, a garbage stench of putrefaction and decay that drifted up the hillside toward them.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • putrefaction = rotting (the process of biological decay)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Then the beak opened and vomited a stream of putrefied fluid.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • putrefied = rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
  • Her leg became discoloured, swollen, and putrid.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • putrid = disgusting (beginning to rot with a foul odor)
  • And I shall have to tell you later that even the processes of putrefaction and decay had been profoundly affected by these changes.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • putrefaction = decomposition caused by bacteria or funguses
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Tally had never seen so much space painted in such putrid colors, as if the building were designed to make its occupants vaguely nauseated.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • putrid = disgusting
  • The putridness would come out; the gangrene.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • putridness = advanced state of decomposition with a foul odor
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • He was a valet to a preacher, expected no promotions or medals, bore no arms, and had a meek faith in a loving Jesus which most soldiers found putrid.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • putrid = disgusting
  • Created by disease, within putrefaction, into decay.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • putrefaction = rotting (the process of biological decay)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...it all pretended to be meaningful and joyful and beautiful, and it all was just concealed putrefaction.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
putrefaction = things rotten or disgusting
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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