Putrescent


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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.