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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: putridus, from putrere 'to have decayed', from puter, putris 'decayed'

putrid

adjective
     
pu‧trid
1HB dead animals, plants etc that are putrid are decaying and smell very bad:
the putrid smells from the slaughterhouses
2 informal very unpleasant:
a putrid green colour
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