Definition of putrefactious in English:

putrefactious

adjective

rare
  • Undergoing putrefaction; putrid.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in W. M. (fl. 1609). From classical Latin putrefact-, past participial stem of putrefacere putrefact + -ious.

Pronunciation

putrefactious

/ˌpjuːtrɪˈfakʃəs/