gangrene

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gangrene \Gan"grene\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gangrened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gangrening}.] [Cf. F. gangr['e]ner.] To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gangrene \Gan"grene\, noun [F. gangr['e]ne, L. gangraena, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to gnaw, eat; cf. Skr. gras, gar, to devour, and E. voracious, also canker, noun, in sense 3.] (Med.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gangrene

noun

1: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass [syn: {gangrene}, {sphacelus}, {slough}]

2: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) [syn: {necrosis}, {mortification}, {gangrene}, {sphacelus}]

verb

1: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed" [syn: {necrose}, {gangrene}, {mortify}, {sphacelate}]

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