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Thursday, December 12, 2002

Definitions for fetid

  1. Having an offensive smell; stinking.

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Citations for fetid
The air was fetid, heavy as the breath of a large animal. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Bad Dreams
He grew up between the river and the vineyard-covered slopes, between the fetid smell of the tannery and the fine aroma of crushed grapes. Patrice Debré, Louis Pasteur (translated by Elborg Forster)
Origin of fetid
1590-1600
Fetid derives from Latin fetidus, from fetere, "to stink."