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Definition of odiferous

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Recent Examples on the Web The next obvious question is how to avoid such an odiferous and financial disappointment. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 The sensors, each tuned to a different class of odiferous chemical, are simple too, generating imprecise, rough and ready signals. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019 One of the side effects is particularly odiferous gassy emissions; the underwear was a way to make her quality of life just a little bit better. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 Sep. 2018 Galium odoratum owes its sweet scent to the odiferous agent coumarin. Earl Nickel, SFChronicle.com, 8 June 2018 The stink over the smell is far from the first example of the odiferous product drawing ire as marijuana has gained a legal foothold in Oregon over the past 20 years. Aimee Green, OregonLive.com, 6 Apr. 2018 Michael Shannon, who played the candy-popping villain with the odiferous hand injury. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 23 Jan. 2018 The story of America's interest in Midway is … odiferous. Steve Haycox, Alaska Dispatch News, 20 Oct. 2017 Duval said that during peak bloom the plant can heat itself and pulse out waves of odiferous steam to expand the range of its scent. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of odiferous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for odiferous

by contraction

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“Odiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odiferous. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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