Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bringing about putrefaction.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or characterized by putrefaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to putrefaction: as, the putrefactive smell or process, or the putrefactive fermentation.
  • Causing putrefaction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to putrefaction.
  • adjective Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or causing putrefaction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

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Examples

  • But I guess if it's popular the proper elitist conclusion is that it must be bad, which is why I have no delusions about Avatar winning anything but technical awards on that night of irrelevant putrefactive crap known as the Oscars.

    Catching Up on SciFi Movies (Part 7)

  • That they did not bury any of their dead, and the reckless slaughter they perpetrated, point also to an entire ignorance of the putrefactive process.

    The War of The Worlds

  • Neither a minimum effort to embrace this "second choice plot" with a clear, social commitment as a real attach to prohibition and its social putrefactive actions or the need to put on top of emergence priorities the drugs law reform and definitively send the DEAs and the Reagans/Dubya philosophy to the horrors cellar....

    Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant Added To Toronto Fest Lineup | /Film

  • Many people have the personal experience of the anti-putrefactive and anti-fermentative uses of certain essential oil-producing plants such as funnel, coriander and anise, which are especially effective remedies against such complaints as gastritis and colitis.

    Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Benefits

  • Neither a minimum effort to embrace this “second choice plot” with a clear, social commitment as a real attach to prohibition and its social putrefactive actions or the need to put on top of emergence priorities the drugs law reform and definitively send the DEAs and the Reagans/Dubya philosophy to the horrors cellar….

    Nicolas Cage is Werner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT | Obsessed With Film

  • That they did not bury any of their dead, and the reckless slaughter they perpetrated, point also to an entire ignorance of the putrefactive process.

    The War of the Worlds

  • Certain then it is that variolous matter may undergo such a change from the putrefactive process, as well as from some of the more obscure and latent processes of nature, as will render it incapable of giving the smallpox in such a manner as to secure the human constitution from future infection, although we see at the same time it is capable of exciting a disease which bears so strong

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Certain then it is that variolous matter may undergo such a change from the putrefactive process, as well as from some of the more obscure and latent processes of nature, as will render it incapable of giving the smallpox in such a manner as to secure the human constitution from future infection, although we see at the same time it is capable of exciting a disease which bears so strong

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Acute inflammation of the appendix owing to excessive accumulation of putrefactive wastes in the colon; first and foremost defense is a therapeutic fast with twice-daily colonic irrigations to quickly remove the offending toxic waste matter, followed with therapeutic foods and juices to restore colon and appendix health.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • Cabbage juice: raw cabbage juice detoxifies the stomach and upper bowels of putrefactive wastes, thereby improving digestive efficiency and facilitating rapid elimination; mix half/half with carrot juice; 1 pint daily.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

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