Putrescence



[pyoo-tres-uh nt] /pyuˈtrɛs ənt/

adjective
1.
becoming putrid; undergoing putrefaction.
2.
of or relating to putrefaction.
/pjuːˈtrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
becoming putrid; rotting
2.
characterized by or undergoing putrefaction
n.

1640s, from Latin putrescentem (nominative putrescens), present participle of putrescere “grow rotten, moulder, decay,” inchoative of putrere “be rotten” (see putrid).
adj.

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).

putrescence pu·tres·cence (pyōō-trěs’əns)
n.

putrescent pu·tres·cent (pyōō-trěs’ənt)
adj.

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