putrescible

[pyoo-tres-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
liable to become putrid.
noun
2.
a putrescible substance.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Latin putrēsc(ere) to grow rotten + -ible

putrescibility, noun
nonputrescible, adjective
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putrescible (pjuːˈtrɛsɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  liable to become putrid
 
n
2.  a putrescible substance
 
[C18: from Latin putrescere to decay]
 
putresci'bility
 
n

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putrescible pu·tres·ci·ble (pyōō-trěs'ə-bəl)
adj.
Subject to putrefaction.

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Example sentences
Putrescible solid wastes contain organic matter having the tendency to decompose with the formation of malodorous by-products.
No garbage or similar putrescible material may be present at a salvage yard, except in approved containers for such materials.
Such inert wastes shall include only non-biodegradable and non-putrescible solid wastes.
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