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gangrene

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noun gan·grene \ˈgaŋ-ˌgrēn, gaŋ-ˈ, ˈgan-ˌ, gan-ˈ\

Simple Definition of gangrene

  • medical : the decay of flesh that occurs in a part of the body that no longer has blood flowing to it

Full Definition of gangrene

  1. 1 :  local death of soft tissues due to loss of blood supply

  2. 2 :  pervasive decay or corruption :  rot <moral gangrene>

gan·gre·nous play \ˈgaŋ-grə-nəs\ adjective

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gangrene

verb gan·grene

Definition of gangrene

gan·grenedgan·gren·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make gangrenous

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become gangrenous



1607

First Known Use of gangrene

1607



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