Putrescent Definition

Becoming putrid; putrefying; rotting.
Webster's New World
Of or connected with putrefaction.
Webster's New World

Origin of Putrescent

  • Latin putrēscēns putrēscent- present participle of putrēscere to rot inchoative of putrēre to be rotten from puter putr- rotten pū̆- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested since circa 1730, from Latin putrescens, present participle of putresco.

    From Wiktionary

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