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gangrene

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡæŋ.ɡriːn/  us   /ɡæŋˈɡriːn/
the decay of a part of a person's body because the blood has stopped flowing there: They had to amputate his leg because gangrene had set in.
gangrenous
adjective uk   us   /-ɡrɪ.nəs/
Translations of “gangrene”
in Vietnamese chứng hoại thư…
in Spanish gangrena…
in Thai เนื้อร้าย…
in Malaysian kelemayuh…
in French gangrène…
in German der Brand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞疽…
in Indonesian luka membusuk…
in Russian гангрена…
in Turkish kangren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏疽…
in Polish gangrena…
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