Definition of putrefact in English:

putrefact

verb

rare, archaic
  • with object To make putrid, to putrefy.

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin putrefact-, past participial stem of putrefacere to cause to rot or decay from putrēre to be rotten + facere to make.

Pronunciation

putrefact

/ˈpjuːtrɪfakt/