putrescence


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pu·tres·cence

 (pyo͞o-trĕs′əns)
n.
1. A putrescent character or condition.
2. Putrid matter.

putrescence

1. the state or process of rotting or putrefying.
2. rotting or putrefying matter. — putrescent, adj.
See also: Processes
1. the state or process of rotting or putrefying.
2. rotting or putrefying matter. — putrescent, adj.
See also: Decaying
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.putrescence - in a state of progressive putrefaction
putrefaction, rot - a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
2.putrescence - the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

putrescence

noun
Translations

putrescence

[pjuːˈtresns] Npudrición f
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