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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
Fetid derives from Latin fetidus, from fetere, "to stink."