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- noun An agent or a substance that produces putrefaction.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or causing
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- adjective causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
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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.