Pronunciation: (pyOO'trid), [key]
1. in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten.
2. of, pertaining to, or attended by putrefaction.
3. having the odor of decaying flesh.
4. thoroughly corrupt, depraved, or evil.
5. of very low quality; rotten.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.