Putrescent



[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
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).

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

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