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stench

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noun \ˈstench\

Simple Definition of stench

  • : a very bad smell

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stench

  1. 1 :  stink

  2. 2 :  a characteristic repugnant quality

stenchful

play \-fəl\ adjective

stenchy

play \ˈsten-chē\ adjective

Examples of stench in a sentence

  1. the stench of rotting meat

  2. <we finally discovered the dead rat that was causing the stench in the basement>



Origin and Etymology of stench

Middle English, from Old English stenc; akin to Old English stincan to emit a smell — more at stink


First Known Use: before 12th century



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