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malodor

[ mal-oh-der ]
/ mælˈoʊ dər /
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noun
an unpleasant or offensive odor; stench.
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Origin of malodor

First recorded in 1815–25; mal- + odor
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How to use malodor in a sentence

  • The place reeked with drifting tobacco smoke and the malodor of cigar stubs and cigarette ends.

    Excuse Me!|Rupert Hughes
  • The bodies of the main army made a vast malodor, burning in the furnace of the hills.

    The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
  • Zola and his gang delved into moral cesspools, and the world grew aweary of the malodor.

    Unicorns|James Huneker
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