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 for gangrene
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gangrene \Gan"grene\, n. [F. gangr[`e]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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gangrene \Gan"grene\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Gangrened; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Gangrening.] [Cf. F. gangr['e]ner.]
     To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
           [syn: gangrene, sphacelus, slough]
      2: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the
         interruption of blood supply) [syn: necrosis,
         mortification, gangrene, sphacelus]
      v 1: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
           [syn: necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "gangrene":
     break up, canker, caries, carrion, corrupt, corruption, crumble,
     crumble into dust, dandruff, decay, decompose, decomposition,
     disintegrate, dry gangrene, dry rot, excrement, fall into decay,
     fall to pieces, fester, filth, foul matter, foulness, furfur,
     gas gangrene, go bad, go to pieces, mess, mildew, moist gangrene,
     mold, molder, mortification, mortify, muck, mucus, necrose,
     necrosis, necrotic tissue, noma, obscenity, ordure, pus,
     putrefaction, putrefy, putresce, putrescence, putrid matter,
     putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankle, rankness,
     rot, rottenness, scurf, scuz, slime, slough, smut, snot, sordes,
     sphacelate, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoil, spoilage, suppurate,
     tooth decay

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