Gangrene meaning

gănggrēn, găng-grēn
Decay of tissue in a part of the body when the blood supply is obstructed by injury, disease, etc.
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Death and decay of body tissue, often occurring in a limb, caused by insufficient blood supply and usually following injury or disease.
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To affect or become affected with gangrene.
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(now rare) To develop gangrene (in)
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Death and decay of body tissue, often in a limb or digit, caused by insufficient blood supply to the affected area as a result of injury, infection, or disease, and commonly classified as wet (when bacterial infection is involved) or dry (when infection is not a significant factor).
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To affect or become affected with gangrene.
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Death of tissue in a living body, especially in a limb, caused by a bacterial infection resulting from a blockage of the blood supply to the affected tissue.
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The necrosis or rotting of flesh, usually caused by lack of blood supply.

If gangrene sets in, we may have to amputate the foot.

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(figuratively) A damaging or corrupting influence.
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To produce gangrene in.
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(intransitive) To be affected with gangrene.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of gangrene - gangrna

Origin of gangrene

  • Medieval Latin cancrēna from Latin gangraena, gangrēna from Greek gangraina

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gangrène, from Latin gangraena, from Ancient Greek γάγγραινα (gaggraina, “gangrene”), from γραίνειν (grainein, “gnaw”).

    From Wiktionary