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putrefy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of putrefy

  1. to go through decomposition we traced the bad smell to a dead skunk putrefying under the house Synonyms break down, corrupt, decompose, disintegrate, fester, foul, mold, molder, perish [chiefly British], decay, rot, spoilRelated Words sour, turn, turn off [British]; contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; addle, curdle, ferment; mortify; rust; crumble, decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, dilapidate, sink, witherNear Antonyms age, develop, grow, mature, ripen; refresh, renew, restore; cleanse, purify; assemble, compose, integrate; ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate


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