putrid

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From Middle English, borrowed from Old French putride or directly from Latin putridus (rotten, decayed), from putreō (I am rotten or putrid), from puter (rotten, decaying, putrid).

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putrid (comparative more putrid, superlative most putrid)

  1. Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction. [from 14th c.]
    putrid flesh; putrid matter; putrid meat
    • 1598, John Marston, The Scourge of Villanie
      Quake guzzell dogs, that live on putrid slime.
    • 2020 December, Dave Barry, "Year in review":
      [] vast quantities of putrid whale flesh were blasted into the sky
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh.
    Synonym: malodorous
    putrid smell; putrid odor
  3. Vile, disgusting.
  4. Morally corrupt
  5. Totally objectionable

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin putridus. Compare Romanian putred.

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putrid m (feminine singular putridã, masculine plural putridz, feminine plural putridi or putride)

  1. rotten, putrid, decayed, spoiled

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French putride, from Latin putridus. Doublet of the inherited putred.

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putrid m or n (feminine singular putridă, masculine plural putrizi, feminine and neuter plural putride)

  1. (literary, uncommon) putrid

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