Putresce Pu*tresce", v. i. [See {Putrescent}.] To become putrescent or putrid; to putrefy.

Ordinarily sewage does not putresce until from twenty-four to sixty hours after its discharge. --Nature. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • putresce — pu·tresce …   English syllables

  • putresce — pyü.ˈtres intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin putrescere : to become putrescent or putrid : putrefy …   Useful english dictionary

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