Adjective "gangrenous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɡaŋɡrɪnəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'When they removed the appendix they found it was gangrenous.'
  2. 'She was found to have a gangrenous wound on her back.'

Definitions

1. necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulation, usually followed by decomposition and putrefaction.

2. moral or spiritual corruption and decadence that pervades an individual or group: “This church body has been afflicted with a spiritual gangrene that is poisoning our relationship with the Lord,” the preacher expostulated.Synonyms: decay, rot; depravity, degeneracy. verb (used with or without object), gangrened, gangrening.

3. to affect or become affected with ga

More examples(as adjective)

"wounds can be gangrenous."

"feet can be gangrenous."

"toes can be gangrenous."

"legs can be gangrenous."

"glamours can be gangrenous."

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Origin

(gangrene)