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English definition of “gangrene”

gangrene

noun [U]     /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.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood gangrenous     /-ɡrɪ.nəs/ adjective Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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