fetid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin adjective, fetidus (having offensive odour) (often incorrectly foetidus, giving rise to the variant spelling), originally feteo (to stink).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fetid (comparative more fetid, superlative most fetid)

  1. Foul-smelling, stinking.
    I caught the fetid odor of dirty socks.

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Noun[edit]

fetid (plural fetids)

  1. (rare) The foul-smelling asafoetida plant, or its extracts.