gangrene gangrene  /ˈɡæn ɡrin/


  1. (n) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
  2. (n) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  3. (v) undergo necrosis

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  1. In severe cases of gangrene resulting from frostbite, there is only one proven remedy: amputation.
  2. Hardening of the arteries can lead to gangreneif the vessels become so clogged that too little blood gets through.
  3. The drug came into contact with Levine's arterial blood, causing gangrene; most of her arm eventually had to be amputated.


  • PARACHUTE celebrates 25 years of helping abused children

    In 1986, the case of 3-year-old Tiffany Hubbard rocked Butler County and the world. She had been removed from her home by Butler County Children’s Services and placed with her father Jeffrey Hubbard, who is still serving time for her abuse and murder. The details of the incident, that she was found emaciated and infected with gangrene on a bathroom floor and that she had been repeatedly raped by ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Today's Pulse


  1. Amara, who is of Algerian descent, said France was a beacon for an enlightened Islam at ease with modernity, so it was necessary to fight the "gangrene, the cancer of radical Islam which completely distorts the message of Islam."
    on Aug 15, 2009 By: Fadela Amara Source: AFP

  2. "They had given her antibiotics when she should have been given sodium which i had recommended but they left her for 20 days with gangrene in her feet. Then they claimed they don't have Rs 200 to get sodium at a time when they are busy celebrating...
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Maneka Gandhi Source: CNN-IBN

  3. "It was a freak accident and I went to hospital and they had to amputate my leg because it started going gangrene eventually. And then I wanted to get back into the pool again, I wanted to get back to life, I wanted to get back to what I knew as...
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Natalie du Toit Source:

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