It is essentially bottomless, cancerous; a putrescence through the constitution of the people is indicated by this galled place.
An ignis fatuus, perhaps; a Jack-o'-lanthorn begotten of putrescence.
By the time he reached the next pool the putrescence which hung on the stale air was almost sickening.
The air was full of putrescence and the strong odour of foul mud.
What the larva of antiquity ate was live flesh and not putrescence.
The waysides were strewn with dead bodies in every state of putrescence.
He never soiled his pen in the putrescence of falsehood and incendiarism.
You would not have me for fear of pain perish in putrescence.
Even Hegel said that wars invigorate humanity just as the storm preserves the sea from putrescence.
Miss Van Tuyn was not going to allow herself to be influenced by the putrescence of Garstin's mind.
1640s, from Latin putrescentem (nominative putrescens), present participle of putrescere "grow rotten, moulder, decay," inchoative of putrere "be rotten" (see putrid).
1732, a back-formation from putrescence, or else from Latin putrescentem (nominative putrescens), present participle of putrescere "grow rotten, moulder, decay," inchoative of putrere "be rotten" (see putrid).
putrescence pu·tres·cence (pyōō-trěs'əns)
A putrescent character or condition.
putrescent pu·tres·cent (pyōō-trěs'ənt)
Becoming putrid; putrefying.
Of or relating to putrefaction.