Visit the forum if you have a language query!

putrefaction

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Ideas... they have the power…
Napoleon Hill
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Etymology

Coined between 1350 and 1400 from Middle English putrefaccioun from Late Latin putrefactiō, putrefactiōn-, from putrefactus, past participle of Latin infinitive putrefacere [[Category:Template:lang:la words needing attention]] (to putrefy) and -ion[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌpyutrəˈfækʃən/

Noun

Singular
putrefaction

Plural
{{{1}}}

putrefaction ({{{1}}})
  1. the act of causing to rot; the anaerobic splitting of proteins by bacteria and fungi with the formation of malodorous, incompletely oxidized products
  2. rotted material
  3. the state of being rotted

Related terms

Translations

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ "Putrefaction" at Dictionary.com

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE