Putrid definition

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Decomposed; rotten and foul-smelling.
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(informal) Very disagreeable or unpleasant.
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Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten.

Putrid meat.

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Proceeding from, relating to, or exhibiting putrefaction.

A putrid odor.

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Of extremely poor quality; atrocious or contemptible.

A good play ruined by putrid acting.

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Causing, showing, or proceeding from decay.
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Morally corrupt; depraved.
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The definition of putrid is something disgusting, rotting or smelly.

Milk that is rotting and going bad is an example of something that would be described as putrid.

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Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh.
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Morally corrupt.
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Morally rotten; corrupt.
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Origin of putrid

  • Middle English putred from Old French putride from Latin putridus from putrēre to be rotten from puter putr- rotten pū̆- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin putridus (“rotten, decayed"), from pÅ«treō (“I am rotten or putrid"), from puter (“rotten, decaying, putrid").

    From Wiktionary