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.

Externally powerful, although putrescent at the core. Motley.

2.

Of or pertaining to the process of putrefaction; as, a putrescent smell.

 

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