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putrescible

[ pyoo-tres-uh-buhl ]
/ pyuˈtrɛs ə bəl /
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adjective
liable to become putrid.
noun
a putrescible substance.
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Origin of putrescible

1790–1800; <Latin putrēsc(ere) to grow rotten + -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM putrescible

pu·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 forms of putrescible

putrescibility, noun

Word Origin for putrescible

C18: from Latin putrescere to decay
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Medical definitions for putrescible

putrescible
[ pyōō-trĕsə-bəl ]

adj.
Subject to putrefaction.
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