- liable to become putrid.
- a putrescible substance.
Origin of putrescible
1790–1800; < Latin putrēsc(ere) to grow rotten + -ible
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Examples from the Web for putrescible
Now Pasteur puts together air and putrescible liquids and nothing is produced.Louis Pasteur
So long as solid wastes are withheld, its surplus oxidizing power will gradually destroy the accumulation of putrescible material.Industrial Cuba
Robert P. Porter
Fed with such air, in the great majority of cases the putrescible liquids remained perfectly sweet after boiling.
The fresh but putrescible liquid is introduced into the six tubes in succession by means of the pipette.
Cleanliness in leather manufacture is as essential at the commencement as anywhere, for the hide is in its most putrescible state.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
- liable to become putrid
- a putrescible substance
C18: from Latin putrescere to decay
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- Subject to putrefaction.
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