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From Latin gangraena (gangrene), from γάγγραινα (gaggraina), gangrene), from γραίνειν (grainein), gnaw).

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  • (US) IPA: /ˈgæŋˌgriːn/

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Gangrene

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural Gangrenes

Gangrene (countable and uncountable; plural Gangrenes)
  1. The necrosis or rotting of flesh, usually caused by lack of blood supply.
    If gangrene sets in, we may have to amputate the foot.
  2. (figuratively) A damaging or corrupting influence.
    • 1960, Cora Vreede-de Stuers, The Indonesian woman: struggles and achievements
      Women should earn equal wages with men for equal work done. Child marriages and polygamy are a gangrene on society.

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gangrene f.

  1. Plural form of gangrena.de:gangrene

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