Origin of stench
Examples from the Web for stench
The stench of corruption is settling over world soccer like a poisonous fog, and players are paying the price.
In the darkness none of the others could tell where the stench came from.
They were being carried out and the stench of their rotting flesh and bloated guts made it hard to examine them closely.
The small family home is still intact but the stench of rotting flesh that comes from inside is overpowering.
The stench of the backed-up toilets combines with the fumes of garbage fermenting in the midday sun.
All the Ardennes are scorched and soiled, and sickened with stench of smoke and suffocating slag.Critical Studies|Ouida
Naghungaw ang yútà human sa ulan, The ground is exuding a stench after the rain.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
Despite the leaden coffin, the stench was such that several persons fainted.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
Poor Mrs. Trask actually fainted again from the stench of fish offal.A House Party with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
"Not for me," Irish declared, and turned his face away from the stench of them.Flying U Ranch|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for stench
Word Origin for stench
Word Origin and History for stench
Old English stenc "a smell" (either pleasant or unpleasant), from Proto-Germanic *stankwiz (cf. Old Saxon stanc, Old High German stanch, German stank). Related to stincan "emit a smell" (see stink) as drench is to drink. The notion of "evil smell" predominated from c.1200.