putrescible

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin putrescere (to rot) +‎ -ible.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pjuːˈtɹɛsɪb(ə)l/

Adjective[edit]

putrescible (comparative more putrescible, superlative most putrescible)

  1. Capable of becoming putrescent; rottable.
    • 1911, Dry Rot, article in Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition,
      The burying of wood in water, which dissolves out or alters its putrescible constituents, has long been practised as a means of seasoning.
    • 1995, National Research Council (U.S.), Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Disposing of Chemicals, page 158,
      For waste that is putrescible or may be infectious, on-site incineration is ideal.
    • 2007 April 24, James Barron, “Museum Plans to Move to Its Symbolic Home, ‘Littler Italy’”, New York Times:
      Some of the storefronts that sell dried clams and sea urchins and putrescible vegetables give it a kind of squalid character.”

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Adjective[edit]

putrescible m, f (masculine and feminine plural putrescibles)

  1. putrescible