putrid | putrefy

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

foul or decayed

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putrid - foul

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Fundamentally, ‘putrid’ describes something that is rotting and therefore emitting a foul odour. However, its meaning has also been adapted to express something that is rotten in a different way. For example, something or somebody highly objectionable or morally corrupt.

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Synonyms rancid
Antonyms fragrant,aromatic

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  1. The meat factory was dreadfully maintained, and the putrid odour of rotting flesh permeated the whole facility.

  2. Police did well to apprehend the putrid individuals involved in the human trafficking ring.

  3. Food in rubbish bins starts to putrefy very quickly in the summer due to increased temperatures.

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