Origin of gangreneFrench gangrène ; from Classical Latin gangraena ; from Classical Greek gangraina, reduplicated, reduplication ; from gran, to gnaw ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gras- from source Classical Latin gramen, grass, fodder
tr. & intr.v.gan·grened, gan·gren·ing, gan·grenes
Origin of gangreneMedieval Latin cancr&emacron;na, from Latin gangraena, gangr&emacron;na, from Greek gangraina.
(countable and uncountable, plural gangrenes)
(third-person singular simple present gangrenes, present participle gangrening, simple past and past participle gangrened)
- To produce gangrene in.
- (intransitive) To be affected with gangrene.