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4 definitions found
 for sphacelate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sphacelate \Sphac"e*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sphacelated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Sphacelating.] [NL. sphacelare, sphacelatum,
     mortify: cf. F. sphac['e]ler. See Sphacelus.] (Med.)
     To die, decay, or become gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to
     mortify.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sphacelate \Sphac"e*late\, v. t. (Med.)
     To affect with gangrene.
     [1913 Webster] Sphacelate

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sphacelate \Sphac"e*late\, Sphacelated \Sphac"e*la`ted\, a.
     (Med.)
     Affected with gangrene; mortified.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sphacelate
      v 1: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
           [syn: necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate]

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