Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as putrefactive.
  • noun An agent or a substance that produces putrefaction.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or causing putrefaction

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  • adjective causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

Etymologies

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Coined from putrefaction and -ent

Examples

  • For cutting, excising, sewing, binding, applying putrefacient means to the anus, - all these appear to be very formidable things, and yet, after all, they are not attended with mischief.

    On Hemorrhoids

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