Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun putrefaction

3 senses of putrefaction

Sense 1
putrefaction, rot -- (a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor)
       => decay -- (an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair")

Sense 2
decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction -- ((biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action)
       => decay -- (the process of gradually becoming inferior)

Sense 3
corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction -- (moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction")
       => immorality -- (the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction")

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