Definitions for stench
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malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitisnoun
a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
a strong foul smell, a stink
metaphorically, a foul quality
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from stencan , Saxon.
Death, death; oh amiable and lovely death!
Thou odoriferous stench, sound rottenness,
Arise forth from thy couch of lasting night. William Shakespeare, K. John.
So bees with smoke, and doves with noisome stench,
Are from their hives, and houses, driv’n away. William Shakespeare.
Physicians by the stench of feathers cure the rising of the mother. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.
The ministry will be found the salt of the earth, the only thing that keeps societies of men from stench and corruption. Robert South, Sermons.
The hoary Nar,
Corrupted with the stench of sulphur flows,
And into Tiber’s streams th’ infected current throws. Addis.
Black bulls and bearded goats on altars lie,
And clouds of sav’ry stench involve the sky. Dryden.
Etymology: from the noun.
The foulness of the ponds only stencheth the water. John Mortimer.
They had better skill to let blood than stench it. Charles I .
Restringents to stench and incrassatives to thicken the blood. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.
a smell; an odor
an ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink
to cause to emit a disagreeable odor; to cause to stink
Etymology: [AS. stencan to emit a smell, fr. stincan to smell. See Stench, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stensh, n. stink: a strong bad odour or smell.—adj. Stench′y. [A.S. stenc; Ger. stank.]
The numerical value of stench in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of stench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I could smell a stench ... the vomit, the urination on deck, the whole ship was filthy. ... Everything was dumped on board including the life jackets. We had to get the ship clean and fumigated and get health checks for the crew and replenish the ship.
I want to tell you, we have great people in the Department of Justice, we have great people. These are people, I really believe, you take a poll, I got to be at 95 %, but we had some real bad ones -- you see what's happened at the The New York Times, The New York Times're all gone, The New York Times're all gone, The New York Times're all gone. But there's a lingering stench and we're going to get rid of that, too.
The air is better here. There is no stench. I would have been happier if we lived here.
The air is precious to the red man, for all things share the same breath-the beast, the tree, the man, they all share the same breath. The white man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. Like a man dying for many days, he is numb to the stench.
We don't dare come out of our houses, there is death everywhere, the stench of death, of destruction. It's terrifying.
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- вонь, смуродBelarusian
- смрад, воняBulgarian
- zápach, smradCzech
- fetidez, hedorSpanish
- lemu, löyhkäFinnish
- 悪臭, 臭気, 臭味, 臭いJapanese
- piro, pirau, haungaMāori
- смрад, смрдеа, реаMacedonian
- fetor, smródPolish
- смрад, зловоние, воньRussian
- smrad, vonj, воњ, смрадSerbo-Croatian
- smrad, zápachSlovak
- vonj, smradSlovene
- вонь, сморідUkrainian
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