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Definition 1: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for gangrene in the sense of this definition

(gangrene is a kind of ...) the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism

"the animal died a painful death"

(... is a kind of gangrene ) localized death of muscle cell fibers

Definition 2: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for gangrene in the sense of this definition

(gangrene is a kind of ...) any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

(... is a kind of gangrene ) (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color

(... is a kind of gangrene ) (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon

Definition 3: undergo necrosis - [verb of body]

Samples where gangrene or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tissue around the wound necrosed

Synonyms for gangrene in the sense of this definition

(gangrene is a kind of ...) become physically weaker

"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

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