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Definition of putrefaction:

  1. To undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay.

Synonyms:

depravation, vector decomposition, rottenness, guff, buncombe, subversion, putrescence, depravity, decadency, decadence, better, rot, turpitude, thrive, bunkum, decomposition reaction, hogwash, degeneracy, decomposition, breakdown, rotting, corruptness, bunk, putridness.

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