- The definition of putrescible is something that could become rotten.
An example of putrescible used as an adjective is a putrescible vegetable, such as a moist potato in a tightly sealed bag.
Origin of putrescibleLate Latin putrescibilis
Origin of putrescibleFrench, from Old French, from Late Latin putrēscibilis, from Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent.
(comparative more putrescible, superlative most putrescible)
From Latin putrescere (“to rot") +"Ž -ible.