gangrene

Part of speech: adjective

Gangrenous.

Part of speech: verb

To affect or be affected by gangrene.

Part of speech: noun

The death of a part; mortification.

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Usage examples "gangrene":

  1. It would ill- become me to blame you, but I may be allowed to pity you, for I see the disease in your soul which, like gangrene in the body. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. This hypocrisy, a characteristic of the times, is a gangrene in gallantry. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
  3. The revolution has an enemy, the old world, and to that it is pitiless, just as the surgeon has an enemy, gangrene, and is pitiless to that. - "Studies in Literature", John Morley.