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pu·tres·cent

(pyū-tres'ĕnt),
Denoting, or in the process of, putrefaction.
[L. putresco, to grow rotten, fr. puter, rotten]

putrescent

(pyo͞o-trĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Becoming putrid; putrefying.
2. Of or relating to putrefaction.

pu·tres·cent

(pyū-tres'ĕnt)
Denoting, or in the process of, putrefaction.
[L. putresco, to grow rotten, fr. puter, rotten]
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Sulfur-based repellents such as BGR, which contains putrescent whole egg solids as the active ingredient (AI) were originally developed as feeding deterrents against deer and other mammals (Swihart and Conover 1990, Mason and others 1999).
While the anthropologists are associated throughout Less Than Angels with raw or putrescent meat, Catherine makes life more palatable "by fancy, as tough meat may be made tender by mincing" (7).
The bits of fish fall to the ground like the putrescent flesh that falls from human corpses that have been put onto tree platforms to decompose after death, the first stage in traditional mortuary practice.
What really surprises me is that you still regard this putrescent pimple as a pal.
A spokesman for the county council said: "To eliminate the risk to the public caused by the non-removal of putrescent waste, the council, in consultation with the site operators, have decided the sites will close and will not reopen until the fuel problem is resolved.
Unfortunately, the Australian authorities, out of touch with the realities of life on the Peninsula, did not seem to realise that by the time the meat got to the company cooks, it was either flyblown or putrescent or, more often than not, both.
If Pym's impersonation of Rogers's corpse can be read as a carnivalesque re-enactment of the latter's revolting death, the putrescent smile of one of the corpses on the ship of death betrays the ironic bias of Poe's gothic: "Never, surely, was any object so terribly full of awe
No reader can forget Bazooka, the frightened guerrilla who races into the bush, driven by his belief that the witches are after him; the tearful and putrescent Gondo, dying slowly in plain view of his comrades; Sly, the deserter who affirms to his comrades that "there is nothing for [anyone] to kill.
The Ironic Imagery of Armah's The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born: The Putrescent Vision.
she figured in my nightmares, blind with worms, her hair as dry as metal and brittle as a twig, straining to press me against her body; that body so putrescent, so sickening soft, that it opened, as I clawed and cried, into a breach so enormous as to swallow me alive" (17).
Subsisting on putrescent swill, many prisoners failed to survive.