(noun, verb)


1. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

Similar word(s): slough, sphacelus

Definition categories: state, pathology

2. the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

Similar word(s): mortification, necrosis, sphacelus

Definition categories: phenomenon, death

Sentences with gangrene as a noun:

- If gangrene sets in, we may have to amputate the foot.


1. undergo necrosis

Similar word(s): mortify, necrose, sphacelate

Definition categories: body, rot, waste