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^tresco (not in Cic.; for in Tusc. 1, 3, putescat is the correct read.), ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [putreo].
I. To grow rotten or putrid, to rot, putrefy, moulder, decay: “ne ungulae putrescant,Varr. R. R. 2, 5: “vestis putrescit,Hor. S. 2, 3, 119: “dentes,Plin. 31, 9, 45, § 101: “malus,Pall. 3, 25, 15: medullae, Prud. στεφ. 4, 131: “cicatrices,Vulg. Psa. 37, 5.—
II. To become loose or friable, Col. 2, 11, 3; 3, 11, 7; 11, 2, 61; 11, 3, 56.—
III. Trop., to fall into contempt, become disgusting: “et nomen impiorum putrescet,Vulg. Prov. 10, 7; id. Jer. 13, 9.
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    • Old Testament, Jeremiah, 13.9
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