Definitions

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

  • adjective Subject to putrefaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Subject to putrefaction; liable to become putrid: as, putrescible substances.

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

  • adjective Capable of putrefaction; liable to become putrid.
  • noun A substance, usually nitrogenous, which is liable to undergo decomposition when in contact with air and moisture at ordinary temperatures.

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

  • adjective Capable of becoming putrescent; rottable.

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

  • adjective liable to decay or spoil or become putrid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin putrēscibilis, from Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent.]

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From Latin putrescere ("to rot") +‎ -ible.

Examples

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  • Vs. non-putrescible. Seen here.

    June 30, 2009

  • Oh my god. How horrible.

    It was also a bit of a shock to see Stygian gloom used in the lede of a NYT article.

    June 30, 2009