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Definition of "antiputrescent" [antiputrescent]

  • 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."