Definition of putrefactive in English:


Syllabification: pu·tre·fac·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌpyo͞otrəˈfaktiv


  • Relating to or causing decay: they were killed by the putrefactive bacteria
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    • Lactic acid-producing bacteria were thought to inhibit the growth of putrefactive bacteria in the intestines.

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