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Definition of gangrene:

  1. A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.
  2. To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.

Synonyms:

chagrin, sphacelate, humiliation, sphacelus, infection, abase, crucify, necrose, slough, disease, mortify, subdue, necrosis, humble, humiliate, mortification.

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