Definition of putrescence
: the state of being putrescent
Examples of putrescence in a Sentence
in the far corner of the walk-in refrigerator was a crate of cucumbers in an advanced stage of putrescence
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At the opposite end of spring's floral awakening lingers the rot of deciduous fall: the putrescence of stranded, spent salmon; the sweet stench of walrus or whale melting on Nome's driftwood beaches.
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