Counteracting, or preserving from, putrefaction; antiseptic.(adjective)
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Use "antiputrescent" in a sentence
"Every one knows that charcoal is an antiputrescent, and is used in boxing up animal or vegetable substances, to keep them from decay."
"From its refreshing and antiputrescent properties, it is invaluable during the hot months, and especially as an article for sea-stores of vessels in warm latitudes (Chaptal); and particularly for the prevention of scurvy."
"Though wholesome and agreeable, it may become still more conducive to health by mixing with the apples and pears one-twentieth of the dried berries of the service tree Amelanchier canadensis (Aronia botryapium, Ell. Sk., which grows in Carolina), and one-thirtieth of juniper berries; from these the liquor acquires a slightly bitter taste, and the flavor of the juniper berries, which is very refreshing, and it is besides rendered tonic and antiputrescent."