Examples of stench in a Sentence
the stench of rotting meat
we finally discovered the dead rat that was causing the stench in the basement
Recent Examples of stench from the Web
The stench started wafting around him until the Preds’ lone goal in what ended up a 4-1 loss.
The stench started wafting around him until the Preds' lone goal in what ended up a 4-1 loss.
The white puffy foam, which carries with it a variety of health problems for residents -- as well as a pungent and inescapable stench -- began spilling out of Varthur Lake, located near the city's busy Whitfield Main Road intersection, Saturday.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln stood at Gettysburg, on ground still stained by death and in air filled with the stench from shallow graves, and eulogized the dead only in the most general terms.
The stench is meant to evoke filth, gangrene and the barnyard, Gibbons Backus said.
For example, some yeasts produce compounds called esters that can lend a fruity flavor to the cheese, and the telltale stench of limburger comes from mold breaking down the protein in milk into sulfur compounds, small enough to become airborne.
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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
STENCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stench for English Language Learners
: a very bad smell
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