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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Putrefy \Pu"tre*fy\, v. t. [Written also putrify.] [imp. & p. p. Putrefied; p. pr. & vb. n. Putrefying.] [F. putr['e]fier; L. putrere to be rotten + -ficare (in. comp.) to make; cf. L. putrefacere. See Putrid, and -fy.] 1. To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot. [1913 Webster] 2. To corrupt; to make foul. [1913 Webster] Private suits do putrefy the public good. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] They would but stink, and putrefy the air. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound. [1913 Webster]