What does the word putrefaction mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Putrescence.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act of putrefying; decay.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Putrefactive.

Usage examples for putrefaction

  1. Before even Boyle, however, Father Kircher had expressed his opinion that disease processes were similar to those of putrefaction. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  2. When a body is full of blood, warmed by a sudden external heat, and a putrefaction coming on, some of the blood- vessels will burst, as they will all in time. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  3. The former is a powerful antiseptic to arrest putrefaction. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie