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putrescible

[pyoo-tres-uh-buh l] /pyuˈtrɛs ə bəl/
adjective
1.
liable to become putrid.
noun
2.
a putrescible substance.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Latin putrēsc(ere) to grow rotten + -ible
Related forms
putrescibility, noun
nonputrescible, adjective
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Examples from the web for putrescible
  • putrescible solid wastes contain organic matter having the tendency to decompose with the formation of malodorous by-products.
  • Such inert wastes shall include only non-biodegradable and non-putrescible solid wastes.
  • No garbage or similar putrescible material may be present at a salvage yard, except in approved containers for such materials.
British Dictionary definitions for putrescible

putrescible

/pjuːˈtrɛsɪbəl/
adjective
1.
liable to become putrid
noun
2.
a putrescible substance
Derived Forms
putrescibility, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin putrescere to decay
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putrescible in Medicine

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

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