from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Subject to putrefaction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of becoming putrescent; rottable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of putrefaction; liable to become putrid.
- n. A substance, usually nitrogenous, which is liable to undergo decomposition when in contact with air and moisture at ordinary temperatures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Subject to putrefaction; liable to become putrid: as, putrescible substances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. liable to decay or spoil or become putrid
French, from Old French, from Late Latin putrēscibilis, from Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin putrescere ("to rot") + -ible. (Wiktionary)