As verbs the difference between putrefy and perish
is that putrefy
is to become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance while perish
is to pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.
To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance.
To reach an advanced stage of decomposition.
To become gangrenous.
To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous.
To corrupt; to make foul.
* Francis Bacon
- to putrefy an ulcer or wound
- Private suits do putrefy the public good.
- They would but stink, and putrefy the air.
To pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.
To die; to cease to live.
* 1719 ,
(obsolete) To cause to perish.
- ...the ship struck upon a sand, and ... the sea broke over her in such a manner that we expected we should all have perished immediately; and we were immediately driven into our close quarters, to shelter us from the very foam and spray of the sea.
- (Francis Bacon)
* decease, pass away
* See also
* perish the thought