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putrid
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
  • That they did not bury any of their dead, and the reckless slaughter they perpetrated, point also to an entire ignorance of the putrefactive process.
    2.10 — Book 2 Chapter 10 — The Epilogue (11% in)
  • —slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man's devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (67% in)
  • But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many—those that cause putrefaction in dead matter, for instance—our living frames are altogether immune.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (71% in)

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