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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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putridpu‧trid /ˈpjuːtrɪd/ adjective  1 HBdead animals, plants etc that are putrid are decaying and smell very bad the putrid smells from the slaughterhouses2 informalUNPLEASANT very unpleasant a putrid green colour
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putridThe air settled for sundown, the house again putrid and airless.Poisoned wells, putrid carcases slung over the walls.Random flashes of light: putrid green, violent orange, hellish red, shot through the swarming darkness.It is a putrid pink colour.a putrid smellJust another scheme from the putrid sore of the northwest.Gao Ma knew that the lane beyond the southern wall dead-ended at a noodle mill alongside a ditch of putrid stagnant water.
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