Definition of Putrefacient

1. Adjective. Causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction.

Exact synonyms: Putrefactive
Similar to: Infected, Septic
Derivative terms: Putrefy, Putrefy



Definition of Putrefacient

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or causing putrefaction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putrefacient

putlog
putlogs
putoff
putoffs
putois
puton
putonghua
putonghuas
putons
putoranite
putour
putours
putout
putouts
putredinous
putrefacient (current term)
putrefaction
putrefactions
putrefactive
putrefactiveness
putrefiable
putrefied
putrefier
putrefiers
putrefies
putrefy
putrefying
putrescence
putrescences
putrescene

Literary usage of Putrefacient

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"... and of the tissues locally acted upon, leaves no doubt that serpent venom is a septic or putrefacient poison of astounding energy. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"contains, one of which is analogous to peptones and is a putrefacient, while the other is akin to globuline and is a much more fatal poison, ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"... analogous to peptones and a putrefacient; one akin to globulins and a much more fatal poison, probably attacking the respiratory centres, and destroying ..."

4. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1883)
"... analogous to peptones, and a putrefacient; one akin to globulins, and a much more fatal poison, probably attacking ..."

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