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putrefy

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putrefypu‧tre‧fy /ˈpjuːtrəfaɪ/ verb (putrefied, putrefying, putrefies) [intransitive]  formalHB if a dead animal or plant putrefies, it decays and smells very badputrefaction /ˌpjuːtrəˈfækʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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putrefyTwo days dead, the body was beginning to putrefy and the stench made both Benjamin and myself gag.
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Verb table
putrefy
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyputrefy
he, she, itputrefies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyputrefied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave putrefied
he, she, ithas putrefied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad putrefied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill putrefy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have putrefied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam putrefying
he, she, itis putrefying
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you, we, theyare putrefying
Past
I, he, she, itwas putrefying
you, we, theywere putrefying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been putrefying
he, she, ithas been putrefying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been putrefying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be putrefying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been putrefying
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