Definition of fetid
: having a heavy offensive smell a fetid swamp
Examples of fetid in a Sentence
a fetid pool of water
the fetid odor of rotting vegetables
Recent Examples of fetid from the Web
The fetid liquid was flowing under pressure, and over the next 25 hours, 10.6 million gallons of waste gushed directly into the waterway that intersects Las Olas Boulevard.
As if picking up the scent, news vans poured into the Salton Sea State Recreation Area that summer, churning out images without context, and today the Sea is widely characterized as toxic, a fetid swamp not worth saving.
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Origin and Etymology of fetid
Middle English, from Latin foetidus, from foetēre to stink
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of fetid
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Definition of fetid for English Language Learners
: having a strong, unpleasant smell
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