Definition of putrescible in English:

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Pronunciation: /pyo͞oˈtresəbəl/


Liable to decay; subject to putrefaction: putrescible domestic waste
More example sentences
  • Flammable gases, eg methane, may be produced on sites formerly used for the disposal of domestic waste or other putrescible materials.
  • The levy, payable by landfill site operators, was initially set at £2t - 1 for inert waste and £7t - 1 for putrescible waste, and raised £420m in its first year.
  • Tipping rights are the right to bring on to the land what I think is described as putrescible waste.


(usually putrescibles)
Something that is liable to decay.
Example sentences
  • The average UK bin is made up of roughly 30% paper and card, 10% glass, 20% putrescibles, 10% plastics and another 10% metals.

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Syllabification: pu·tres·ci·ble

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