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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gangrene  \Gan"grene\,  n.  [F.  gangr[`e]ne,  L.  gangraena  fr  Gr 
  ?,  fr  ?  to  gnaw,  eat;  cf  Skr.  gras,  gar,  to  devour,  and  E. 
  voracious,  also  canker,  n.,  in  sense  3.]  (Med.) 
  A  term  formerly  restricted  to  mortification  of  the  soft 
  tissues  which  has  not  advanced  so  far  as  to  produce  complete 
  loss  of  vitality;  but  now  applied  to  mortification  of  the 
  soft  parts  in  any  stage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gangrene  \Gan"grene\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gangrened};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Gangrening}.]  [Cf.  F.  gangr['e]ner.] 
  To  produce  gangrene  in  to  be  affected  with  gangrene. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gangrene 
  n  :  death  and  decay  of  tissue  caused  by  loss  of  blood  supply  or 
  infection 
  v  :  undergo  necrosis;  of  tissue  [syn:  {necrose},  {mortify},  {sphacelate}] 




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