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foetid

[fet-id, fee-tid] /ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd/
adjective
1.

fetid

[fet-id, fee-tid] /ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd/
adjective
1.
having an offensive odor; stinking.
Origin of fetid
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin fētidus, equivalent to fēt- (stem of fētēre to stink) + -idus -id4
Related forms
fetidly, adverb
fetidness, fetidity, noun
Synonyms
malodorous, smelly, noisome.
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British Dictionary definitions for foetid

foetid

/ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of fetid
Derived Forms
foetidly, adverb
foetidness, noun

fetid

/ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-/
adjective
1.
having a stale nauseating smell, as of decay
Derived Forms
fetidly, foetidly, adverb
fetidness, foetidness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin fētidus, from fētēre to stink; related to fūmus smoke
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Word Origin and History for foetid
adj.

see fetid; for spelling, see oe.

fetid

adj.

early 15c., from Latin fetidus (commonly, but incorrectly, foetidus) "stinking," from fetere "have a bad smell, stink." Perhaps connected with fimus "dung," or with fumus "smoke."

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foetid in Medicine

fetid fet·id (fět'ĭd, fē'tĭd)
adj.
Having an offensive odor.

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