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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Definitions for fetor

  1. A strong, offensive smell; stench.

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Citations for fetor
Inside it's pitch black & the air is hot & wet with the sweet fetor of rotting grass. Peter Blegvad, Chicago Review
When I close my eyes and summon the fond smells of childhood . . . the aroma that fills, as it were, the nostrils of my memory is the sulfurous, protein-dissolving fetor of Nair. Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Origin of fetor
Fetor comes from Latin foetor, from foetere, "to stink."