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  • Info Putrefaction is one of seven stages in the decomposition of the body of a dead animal. more...
  • They were in a state of living putrefaction that would by itself have killed well men! Battle Studies, by C. Ardant du Picq
  • How long will it be before all the smell of putrefaction has gone and the water is clear again? Scientific American Supplement, Vol. 16, No. 417
  • While riding in his coach, he was struck with the idea that snow would arrest animal putrefaction. English Literature, by Henry Coppee
  • For twenty-eight hours no change supervened, although it was thought that a little putrefaction was observed. Scientific American Supplement, No. 497
  • Had I killed him, a partial putrefaction would have taken place before morning. Wanderings In South America, by Charles Waterton
  • Upon their being exposed to the air, putrefaction sets in and causes the harmful effect. Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
  • So ripe olives, when they are next to putrefaction, then are they in their proper beauty. Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
  • The more we go forward, the more is everything turned terribly inside out, full of putrefaction, cataclysmic. Under Fire, by Henri Barbusse
  • After a thorough drying, putrefaction does not take place as long as it remains dry. Science in the Kitchen, by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • Two or three of our wounded were found to be still alive, but with their wounds in a terrible state of putrefaction. With Steyn and De Wet, by Philip Pienaar
  • The exact rate of putrefaction is dependent upon many factors such as weather, exposure and location.
  • Only warlike nations march in the van of the world's progress -- prolonged peace has ever meant putrefaction. Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • Quick corruption or long decay, and in either case death and putrefaction, are the end of these. Expositions of Holy Scripture: Luke, by Maclaren
  • But no; the world was not such a bed of putrefaction. Active Service, by Stephen Crane
  • When she died he could not endure to have her buried and the body remained lying in bed until the increasing putrefaction became unbearable.
  • The heart of that nation is dead, its soul hath departed, and no antiseptic known to science will prevent putrefaction. Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • The remains of animals in a state of putrefaction were sometimes thrown in after them, to redouble the horror! Great Events by Famous Historians, V12,Ed. Johnson
  • Their worst feature was that "they possessed not wit enough to keep the mass of moral putrefaction sweet." Palamon and Arcite, by John Dryden
  • The fetus died at the time, and was born in an advanced state of putrefaction, by version, three months after the accident. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, Gould/Pyle
  • It is without a fever, because the humour is most part cold and dry, contrary to putrefaction. The Anatomy of Melancholy, by Democritus Junior (Robert Burton)
  • But some things are found generated in nature by a thing unlike to them; as is evident in animals generated through putrefaction. Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • His mind was in a state of advanced putrefaction. South Wind, by Norman Douglas
  • The body is never allowed to remain many hours unburied in the tropical climates, where putrefaction is so rapid. Peter Simple, by Frederick Marryat
  • Some thought they feared the sun, which heating the liquid would make it more liable to putrefaction. Works Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, Plutarch
  • The retardation of putrefaction of the body after death sometimes presents interesting changes. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, Gould/Pyle
  • Therefore, our treatment of the individual is not a success as long as such fermentation and putrefaction persist. Disturbances of the Heart, by Oliver T. Osborne
  • Putrefaction is only one stage of that process.
  • Now the contrary should happen, if the gentleness of the heat were the cause of putrefaction. Works Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, Plutarch
  • The dead were advanced in putrefaction, piled one upon the other like faggots, and not covered with earth, because we had none. The Harvard Classics Volume 38, by Various
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Meaning of putrefaction

  • noun A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor