Origin of putrescent
Examples from the Web for putrescent
Miasma, mī-az′ma, n. unwholesome exhalations arising from putrescent matter—also Mī′asm:—pl.
I have twice given water saturated with fixed air in a fever of the putrescent kind, and it agreed very well with the patients.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
No manures, either fossil or putrescent, afford any considerable food for plants.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
The amount of putrescent matter may be estimated by the amount of oxygen consumed in destroying it.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
This genus is fleshy, putrescent; at first the cap has the margin turned under (involute), then it unfolds gradually and dilates.Among the Mushrooms|Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Word Origin for putrescent
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).