To prove his contention he set out for Arbois with a large number of glass bulbs each half filled with a putrescible liquid.
Fed with such air, in the great majority of cases the putrescible liquids remained perfectly sweet after boiling.
So long as solid wastes are withheld, its surplus oxidizing power will gradually destroy the accumulation of putrescible material.
Cleanliness in leather manufacture is as essential at the commencement as anywhere, for the hide is in its most putrescible state.
The fresh but putrescible liquid is introduced into the six tubes in succession by means of the pipette.
Now Pasteur puts together air and putrescible liquids and nothing is produced.
putrescible pu·tres·ci·ble (pyōō-trěs'ə-bəl)
Subject to putrefaction.