mal·​odor | \ ˌmal-ˈō-dər How to pronounce malodor (audio) \

Definition of malodor

: an offensive odor

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Recent Examples on the Web Next time malodor strikes, thank your nose and brain for working together to gross you out. Popular Science, "What Makes Things Stink?," 18 Sep. 2020 Most odors are actually combinations of odors, and elements that smell good in one scent can be perceived as a revolting malodor in the right context. Popular Science, "What Makes Things Stink?," 18 Sep. 2020 There are also several tricks for mitigating the malodor from the beginning of the cooking. Paul Stephen,, "Cooking with Paul: The best way to deodorize a stinky kitchen — naturally," 7 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of malodor

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Malodor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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