Definition of putrescible in English:


Syllabification: pu·tres·ci·ble
Pronunciation: /pyo͞oˈtresəbəl


  • Liable to decay; subject to putrefaction: putrescible domestic waste
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    • 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.


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  • Something that is liable to decay.
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    • 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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