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putrescible

[ pyoo-tres-uh-buh l ]
/ pyuˈtrɛs ə bəl /
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adjective

liable to become putrid.

noun

a putrescible substance.

Nearby words

putrefaction, putrefactive, putrefy, putrescence, putrescent, putrescible, putrescine, putrid, putridity, putridly, putrilage

Origin of putrescible

1790–1800; < Latin putrēsc(ere) to grow rotten + -ible
Related formspu·tres·ci·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pu·tres·ci·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for putrescible

putrescible

/ (pjuːˈtrɛsɪbəl) /

adjective

liable to become putrid

noun

a putrescible substance
Derived Formsputrescibility, noun

Word Origin for putrescible

C18: from Latin putrescere to decay
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Medicine definitions for putrescible

putrescible

[ pyōō-trĕsə-bəl ]

adj.

Subject to putrefaction.
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