putrefactive
adjective see putrefaction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Putrefactive — Pu tre*fac tive, a. [Cf. putr[ e]factif. See {Putrefy}.] 1. Of or pertaining to putrefaction; as, the putrefactive smell or process. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction. [1913 Webster] {Pu tre*fac tive*ness}, n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putrefactive — pu·tre·fac·tive (pyo͞o trə făkʹtĭv) adj. 1. Bringing about putrefaction. 2. Of, relating to, or characterized by putrefaction. * * * …   Universalium

  • putrefactive — adjective Of, pertaining to, or causing putrefaction …   Wiktionary

  • putrefactive — Relating to or causing putrefaction. * * * pu·tre·fac·tive tiv adj 1) of or relating to putrefaction 2) causing or tending to promote putrefaction …   Medical dictionary

  • putrefactive — pu·tre fac·tive || ‚pjuːtrɪ fæktɪv adj. pertaining to decomposition, pertaining to decay; causing decomposition, causing decay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • putrefactive — pu·tre·fac·tive …   English syllables

  • putrefactive — adjective causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction • Syn: ↑putrefacient • Similar to: ↑septic, ↑infected • Derivationally related forms: ↑putrefy (for: ↑putre …   Useful english dictionary

  • Putrefactive fermentation — Fermentation Fer men*ta tion (f[ e]r m[e^]n*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. fermentation.] 1. The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putrefactive diarrhea — diarrhea due to putrefaction of the intestinal contents …   Medical dictionary

  • Putrefactiveness — Putrefactive Pu tre*fac tive, a. [Cf. putr[ e]factif. See {Putrefy}.] 1. Of or pertaining to putrefaction; as, the putrefactive smell or process. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction. [1913 Webster] {Pu tre*fac… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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