pourrir

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *putrīre, from Latin putrere, present active infinitive of putrō, with conjugation from putrēscēre, present active infinitive of putrēscō.

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pourrir

  1. (chiefly intransitive) to rot, decompose, putrefy, crumble
  2. (intransitive) to waste away from a disease such as gangrene

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This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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