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Definition 1: moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
  • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
  • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
  • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

Synonyms for putrefaction in the sense of this definition

(putrefaction is a kind of ...) the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct

"the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"

Definition 2: (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for putrefaction in the sense of this definition

(putrefaction is a kind of ...) the process of gradually becoming inferior

(putrefaction belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 3: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for putrefaction in the sense of this definition

(putrefaction is a kind of ...) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

"the corpse was in an advanced state of decay" "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"

(... is a kind of putrefaction ) in a state of progressive putrefaction

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