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putrid
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
  • As bluntly as he could speak it, therefore, he told me that Marianne Dashwood was dying of a putrid fever at Cleveland—a letter that morning received from Mrs. Jennings declared her danger most imminent—the Palmers are all gone off in a fright, &c.
    Chapter 44 (87% in)
  • He came, examined his patient, and though encouraging Miss Dashwood to expect that a very few days would restore her sister to health, yet, by pronouncing her disorder to have a putrid tendency, and allowing the word "infection" to pass his lips, gave instant alarm to Mrs. Palmer, on her baby's account.
    Chapter 43 (6% in)

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