gangrene - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gangrene

(noun) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
Synonyms : slough , sphacelus
(noun) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) Definition
(verb) undergo necrosis
Synonyms : mortify , necrose , sphacelate
Example Sentence
  • the tissue around the wound necrosed

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gan(GUN)+grene(GREEN) if you are shot by a gun and if your leg or hand gets injured and if you donot take any medical care, the wound turns blue..GREEN...AND THAT IS HOW YOU DEVELOP GANGRENE.
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Gang Rain i.e. rain in gang means all of a sudden meaning sudden death due to very heavy rain
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