Putrid sore throat
Putrid Pu"trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See {Putrefaction}. [1913 Webster]

2. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell. [1913 Webster]

{Putrid fever} (Med.), typhus fever; -- so called from the decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and diseased textures of the body.

{Putrid sore throat} (Med.), a gangrenous inflammation of the fauces and pharynx. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Putrid sore throat — Sore Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sore throat — Sore Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malignant sore throat — Sore Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ulcerated sore throat — Sore Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sore — Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Putrid — Pu trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; said of animal or vegetable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Putrid fever — Putrid Pu trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; said of animal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorer — Sore Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorest — Sore Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canker rash — Can ker rash (Med.) A form of scarlet fever characterized by ulcerated or putrid sore throat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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