gangrenous gangrenous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) suffering from tissue death

Usage(s):

  1. Things to Think AboutSalvador Dali, surrealist painter and publicist whose trademarks are droopy watches, meandering cyclists and gangrenous torsos, promised Manhattan a.
  2. In 1957, a University of Kansas instructor suffered a bite that turned gangrenous and created a wound three inches across.
  3. The weakest part of the market has become gangrenous.

News

  1. Dan Liljenquist: Detroit could rebound with determined leaders

    Detroit is dying. Tens of thousands of abandoned homes, apartments and offices are, like necrotic, gangrenous tissue,...
    on July 26, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  2. Algeria loses 1.5 billion litres of fuel a year to smuggling - minister

    (Reuters) - More than 1.5 billion litres of fuel is being smuggled out of Algeria on an annual basis, the APS news agency quoted Algeria's energy minister as saying. "We have 1.5 billion litres leaving the country illegally," mostly to its non-oil producing neighbours Morocco and Tunisia, Youcef Yousfi said. "Fuel smuggling is gangrenous for the national economy. Enough is enough," he added.
    on July 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It admits a less than 9 percent live birth rate, aborted deformed foetuses, deformed calves, gangrenous udders and `animals suffering from respiratory conditions'," Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said.
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Jeanette Fitzsimons Source: National Business Review

  2. "We are talking about the worst period French football has been through. It was gangrenous from the inside because of the influence and the methods of Tapie at Marseille," Wenger added.
    on Jan 23, 2006 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Gulf Times

  3. "They are trying to find the wrongs of others to defend their own wrongs," Mahathir said. "Yes, we should be united but to what purpose? ...... If someone has a gangrenous leg, we don't say we should support it. We amputate it to save the...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Mahathir Mohamad Source: International Herald Tribune

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