Definition of gangrenous in US English:

gangrenous

adjective

  • See gangrene

    • ‘The former RAF wireless operator developed sores while on marching duty that became gangrenous, causing his legs to be amputated.’
    • ‘She was found to have a gangrenous wound on her back.’
    • ‘How can art compete with skeletons and gangrenous hands in glass jars?’
    • ‘Her discharge from hospital was delayed by the fact that her toes were gangrenous (she would eventually lose them) and, because of blood clotting caused by the septicaemia, she had three epileptic seizures.’
    • ‘When they removed the appendix they found it was gangrenous.’

Pronunciation

gangrenous

/ˈɡaNGɡrənəs/