Definition of Putrescence

1. Noun. In a state of progressive putrefaction.

Exact synonyms: Corruption, Putridness, Rottenness
Generic synonyms: Putrefaction, Rot
Derivative terms: Putrescent, Putrid, Putrid, Rotten, Rotten



2. Noun. The quality of rotting and becoming putrid.
Exact synonyms: Rottenness
Generic synonyms: Morbidity, Morbidness, Unwholesomeness
Derivative terms: Putrescent, Rotten

Definition of Putrescence

1. n. The state of being putrescent; putrescent matter.

Definition of Putrescence

1. Noun. The condition of being putrid; decay ¹

2. Noun. Putrid matter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Putrescence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putrescence

putout
putouts
putredinous
putrefacient
putrefaction
putrefactions
putrefactive
putrefactiveness
putrefiable
putrefied
putrefier
putrefiers
putrefies
putrefy
putrefying
putrescence (current term)
putrescences
putrescene
putrescenes
putrescent
putrescently
putrescible
putrescin
putrescine
putrescines
putrescins
putrid
putrider
putridest
putridities

Literary usage of Putrescence

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1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1840)
"On dissection, the usual phenomena of putrescence were dis. covered : the ... putrescence of the Uterus.—Dr. Murphy also exhibited a specimen of what some ..."

2. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint, William Henry Welch (1886)
"... circumstances pertaining to morbid pro. within the tubes are favorable for the action of the putrescence-producing bacteria derived from the atmosphere. ..."

3. Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of by Forster, R. P (1818)
"I grew almost distracted—wished for the means of putting an end to my miseries by death, and could not move without witnessing some new stage of putrescence ..."

4. An Essay on the Origin and Prospects of Man by Thomas Hope (1831)
"... even through the medium of putrescence, into forms of a simpler sort solid and fluid, unto that of mere radiance. WE have seen that of substances first ..."

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