a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath.

1870–75; < Neo-Latin; see halitus, -osis

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halitosis (ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs)
the state or condition of having bad breath
[C19: New Latin, from Latin hālitus breath, from hālāre to breathe]

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Word Origin & History

"bad breath," 1874, coined from L. halitus "breath," related to halare "to breathe" + Gk.-based noun suffix -osis.
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halitosis hal·i·to·sis (hāl'ĭ-tō'sĭs)
The condition of having foul-smelling breath. Also called fetor ex ore.

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Example sentences
Didn't suffer from halitosis or social anxiety disorder.
Rose had smelt his breath and discerned only a chronic and lingering halitosis.
The inflammation never recedes, but halitosis and acute episodes can be managed by conventional cleaning treatments.
Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics.
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