putrescible

adjective

pu·​tres·​ci·​ble pyü-ˈtre-sə-bəl How to pronounce putrescible (audio)
: liable to become putrid

Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of putrescible was in 1753

Dictionary Entries Near putrescible

Cite this Entry

“Putrescible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putrescible. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

putrescible

adjective
pu·​tres·​ci·​ble -ˈtres-ə-bəl How to pronounce putrescible (audio)
: liable to become putrid
putrescibility noun
plural putrescibilities
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!