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  • Info Putrefaction is one of seven stages in the decomposition of the body of a dead animal or human. more...
  • They were in a state of living putrefaction that would by itself have killed well men! Cited from Battle Studies, by C. Ardant du Picq
  • Had I killed him, a partial putrefaction would have taken place before morning. Cited from Wanderings In South America, by Charles Waterton
  • How long will it be before all the smell of putrefaction has gone and the water is clear again? Cited from Scientific American Supplement, Vol. 16, No. 417
  • While riding in his coach, he was struck with the idea that snow would arrest animal putrefaction. Cited from English Literature, by Henry Coppee
  • For twenty-eight hours no change supervened, although it was thought that a little putrefaction was observed. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 497
  • But no; the world was not such a bed of putrefaction. Cited from Active Service, by Stephen Crane
  • His mind was in a state of advanced putrefaction. Cited from South Wind, by Norman Douglas
  • Upon their being exposed to the air, putrefaction sets in and causes the harmful effect. Cited from Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
  • Rate of putrefaction is maximum in air, water, soil, and earth.
  • The retardation of putrefaction of the body after death sometimes presents interesting changes. Cited from Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, Gould/Pyle
  • So ripe olives, when they are next to putrefaction, then are they in their proper beauty. Cited from Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
  • After a thorough drying, putrefaction does not take place as long as it remains dry. Cited from Science in the Kitchen, by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • The more we go forward, the more is everything turned terribly inside out, full of putrefaction, cataclysmic. Cited from Under Fire, by Henri Barbusse
  • Alkaloids of putrefaction are constantly produced in every animal and human body. Cited from Nature Cure, by Henry Lindlahr
  • These do not seperate except by long putrefaction or by fire. Cited from The Botanic Garden, Part 1, by Erasmus Darwin
  • People saw them swarming and heard them buzzing in that seat of putrefaction. Cited from Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books, by Charles W. Eliot
  • The exact rate of putrefaction is dependent upon many factors such as weather, exposure and location.
  • They exhibited most of all the corruption and putrefaction of German affairs. Cited from Louisa of Prussia and Her Times, by L. Muhlbach #7
  • Two or three of our wounded were found to be still alive, but with their wounds in a terrible state of putrefaction. Cited from With Steyn and De Wet, by Philip Pienaar
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Meaning of putrefaction

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