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See definition of putrescent on Dictionary.com
  • as incorrupt
  • as indecayed
  • as inrancid
  • as inrank
  • as inrotten
  • as inunclean

synonyms for putrescent

  • altered
  • contaminated
  • decayed
  • defiled
  • distorted
  • doctored
  • falsified
  • foul
  • infected
  • polluted
  • tainted
  • noxious
  • putrid
See also synonyms for: putrescence
  • addled
  • ruined
  • withered
  • corroded
  • decomposed
  • moldered
  • perished
  • putrefied
  • rank
  • riddled
  • rotted
  • spoiled
  • wasted
  • bad
  • carious
  • carrion
  • effete
  • gangrenous
  • overripe
  • putrid

antonyms for putrescent

MOST RELEVANT
  • clean
  • pure
  • decent
  • helpful
  • high
  • honest
  • honorable
  • kind
  • noble
  • principled
  • purified
  • sound
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • uncorrupt
  • upright
  • wholesome
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How to use putrescent in a sentence

An impossible scheme of reconstruction was trailing its slow, putrescent length along.
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 2)HENRY WATTERSON
I have twice given water saturated with fixed air in a fever of the putrescent kind, and it agreed very well with the patients.
EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF AIRJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
And off what are those two ravens rising, stirring up with their obscene wings a sickly, putrescent odour?
PROSE IDYLLSCHARLES KINGSLEY
Pyrolignous acid possesses, in a very eminent degree, anti-putrescent properties.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Many are very large and ponderous; fleshy and putrescent, decaying soon after maturity.
THE MUSHROOM, EDIBLE AND OTHERWISEM. E. HARD
Ten hours more elapsed and, without change of circumstances, another drop was taken from the now palpably putrescent fluid.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XIX, NO. 470, JAN. 3, 1885VARIOUS
The presence of putrefiable or putrescent matter determines at once the germination of the always-present spore.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XIX, NO. 470, JAN. 3, 1885VARIOUS
They proved to be the lancet which cut the putrescent sore of the rising world.
THE INSECTJULES MICHELET
But from the putrescent mass of flesh, we salvaged a second jewel from Aptor.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
The putrescent are composed of decayed, or decaying, vegetable and animal substances.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PUTRESCENT

  • altered
  • contaminated
  • decayed
  • defiled
  • distorted
  • doctored
  • falsified
  • foul
  • infected
  • noxious
  • polluted
  • putrescent
  • putrid
  • tainted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.