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putrescence

noun pu·tres·cence \pyü-ˈtre-sən(t)s\

Definition of PUTRESCENCE

:  the state of being putrescent

Examples of PUTRESCENCE

  1. <in the far corner of the walk-in refrigerator was a crate of cucumbers in an advanced stage of putrescence>

First Known Use of PUTRESCENCE

1646

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