Definition of putrescible in English:

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putrescible

Pronunciation: /pjuːˈtrɛsɪb(ə)l/

adjective

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.

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