putrescent

[pyoo-tres-uhnt]
adjective
1.
becoming putrid; undergoing putrefaction.
2.
of or pertaining to putrefaction.

Origin:
1725–35; < Latin putrēscent- (stem of putrēscēns), present participle of putrēscere to grow rotten

putrescence, putrescency, noun
nonputrescence, noun
nonputrescent, adjective
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putrescent (pjuːˈtrɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  becoming putrid; rotting
2.  characterized by or undergoing putrefaction
 
[C18: from Latin putrescere to become rotten]
 
pu'trescence
 
n

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putrescence
1646, from L. putrescentem (nom. putrescens), prp. of putrescere "grow rotten," inchoative of putrere "be rotten" (see putrid).
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putrescence pu·tres·cence (pyōō-trěs'əns)
n.

  1. A putrescent character or condition.

  2. Putrid matter.

putrescent pu·tres·cent (pyōō-trěs'ənt)
adj.

  1. Becoming putrid; putrefying.

  2. Of or relating to putrefaction.

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