putrefy

v. t.

  1. To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.
  2. To corrupt; to make foul.
  3. To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.

v. i.

  1. To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.