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pu•tre•fac•tion



Pronunciation: (pyOO"tru-fak'shun), [key]
n.
1. the act or process of putrefying; the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria and fungi that results in obnoxiously odorous products; rotting.
2. the state of being putrefied; decay.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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