American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A putrescent character or condition.
- n. Putrid matter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Putrescent character or condition; tendency to putridity or decay; a putrid state.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being putrescent; putrescent matter.
- n. in a state of progressive putrefaction
- n. the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
“As in the alcoholic, lactic, or butyric ferments, the process set up is shown to be dependent upon and concurrent with the vegetative processes of the demonstrated organisms characterizing these ferments; so it can be shown with equal clearness and certainty that the entire process of what is known as putrescence is equally and as absolutely dependent on the vital processes of a given and discoverable series of organisms.”
“Such mysterious things, which we ought perhaps to call the putrescence of the human heart, lie at the base of the greatest revolutions, political, social or domestic; but in telling of them it is desirable to explain that their subtle significance cannot be given in a matter-of-fact narrative.”
“Is it bad that as soon as I read "putrescence" I started envisioning the Princess Bride....”
“I look back with great fondness, espescially my 'shallow-grave' experience I had at the age of 9, where our group came across disturbed earth out near 'our' club-place in the suburbs of Houston accompanied by the smell of putrescence ...”
“I think you maybe meant to say "Tilda Swinton was the the only gleam of light in the ambivalent putrescence of bad acting, choppy 'plot,' and butchered source material of 'Constantine.”
“Spock closed his awareness to the input of his body—the darkness before his eyes, the damp chill against his face, the undercurrent of putrescence assailing his nostrils—and searched for whatever perceptions had reached his unconscious mind.”
“Smug satisfaction disguises an unmistakable putrescence.”
“All of this, it is like a stench that fills my nostrils to overflowing, a torrent of putrescence that I either have to swim in or drown in ... and I watch those around me glut themselves upon it and ask for more.”
“Just look at this hulking terror, poised to pounce on common decency and smother it with its blue-smeared putrescence.”
“Their putrescence is evident, their stagnation is unhealthy, their fermentation infects people with fever, and etiolates them; their multiplication becomes a plague of Egypt.”
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