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putrid

(of organic matter) in a state of decomposition, usually giving off a foul smell
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The loathsome atmosphere of putridness, death, and ravenous violence typical of the nigredo also attends the "alchemical" conjunction of Zero and Eve in the ranch, "as much the realm of sterility as the desert that surrounded it" (102).
And cinematographer Affonso Beato (``Ghost World'') captures the putridness of the place in ways that give shape to the accumulating dread.
26) Robert Markiey, "A Putridness in the Air': Monsoons and Mortality in Seventeenth-Century Bombay," Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies 10.