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English Dictionary: gangrene by the DICT Development Group
3 results for gangrene
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
    Synonym(s): gangrene, sphacelus, slough
  2. the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
    Synonym(s): necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus
  1. undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
    Synonym(s): necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gangrene \Gan"grene\, n. [F. gangr[8a]ne, L. gangraena, fr. Gr.
      [?], fr. [?] to gnaw, eat; cf. Skr. gras, gar, to devour, and
      E. voracious, also canker, n., 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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gangrene \Gan"grene\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gangrened}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Gangrening}.] [Cf. F. gangr[82]ner.]
      To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
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