Putrescent
Putrescent 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. [1913 Webster]

Externally powerful, although putrescent at the core. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the process of putrefaction; as, a putrescent smell. [1913 Webster]


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  • putrescent — PUTRESCÉNT, Ă, pustrescenţi, te, adj. (livr.) Care a intrat în putrefacţie. – Din fr. putrescent. Trimis de ana zecheru, 28.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  putrescént adj. m. (sil. tres ), pl. putrescénţi; f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • putrescent — putrescent, ente [ pytresɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1549; lat. putrescens, p. prés. de putrescere « se putréfier » ♦ Didact. Qui est en voie de putréfaction. ⇒ putride. N. f. PUTRESCENCE , 1801 . ● putrescent, putrescente adjectif (latin putrescens, entis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • putrescent — 1732, from L. putrescentem, prp. of putrescere, inceptive of putrere (see PUTRID (Cf. putrid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • putrescent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ becoming putrid; rotting …   English terms dictionary

  • putrescent — [pyo͞o tres′ənt] adj. [L putrescens, prp. of putrescere, to become putrid, inchoative of putrere < puter, putris, rotten: see PUS] 1. becoming putrid; putrefying; rotting 2. of or connected with putrefaction putrescence n …   English World dictionary

  • putrescent — adjective Etymology: Latin putrescent , putrescens, present participle of putrescere to grow rotten, inchoative of putrēre Date: 1732 1. undergoing putrefaction ; becoming putrid 2. of or relating to putrefaction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • putrescent — putrescence, putrescency, n. /pyooh tres euhnt/, adj. 1. becoming putrid; undergoing putrefaction. 2. of or pertaining to putrefaction. [1725 35; < L putrescent (s. of putrescens), prp. of putrescere to grow rotten] * * * …   Universalium

  • putrescent — [pju: trɛs(ə)nt] adjective decaying; rotting. Derivatives putrescence noun Origin C18: from L. putrescent , inceptive of putrere (see putrid) …   English new terms dictionary

  • putrescent — adjective formal beginning to decay and smell very bad: putrescent fish putrescence noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • putrescent — adjective formal beginning to decay and smell very bad: putrescent fish putrescence noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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