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gangrene

gan·grene

gangrene

 
pronunciation:
gaeng grin
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: death or rotting of a part of a living organism caused by faulty circulation, disease, or injury.
similar words:
rot
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: gangrened, gangrenes, gangrening
definition: to afflict or be afflicted with gangrene.
similar words:
mortify, putrefy