Definition of putrefactive in English:


Line breaks: pu¦tre|fac¦tive
Pronunciation: /pjuːtrɪˈfaktɪv


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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