putridity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French putridité

Noun[edit]

putridity (countable and uncountable, plural putridities)

  1. The state of being putrid.
  2. Putrid matter.
    • 1929, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, When the World Screamed[1]:
      This gush of putridity was blown southwards by the breeze, and descended upon the unhappy crowd who had waited so long and so patiently upon the crest of the Downs to see what would happen.

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