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Meaning of PUTRESCENT

Pronunciation:  pyoo'tresunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  becoming putrid; "a trail lined by putrescent carcasses"
 

PUTRESCENT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: rotten
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu*tres"cent\, a. [L. putrescens, p. pr.of
putrescere to grow rotten, v. incho. fr. putrere to be
rotten. See {Putrid}.]
1. Becoming putrid or rotten.

         Externally powerful, although putrescent at the
         core.                                 --Motley.

2. Of or pertaining to the process of putrefaction; as, a
   putrescent smell.

 

 

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