1. The condition of being putrid; decay
  2. Putrid matter
    • 1791, Presbyterio-Catholicon:
      Hot, and precipitate, and zealous, as has been the assiduity, with which the public eye is blinkled by this glittering putrescence of rotten policy, and the public ear is deaffened by a vapid and senseless jargon of political bombast, [...]

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