Definition of Fetid

1. Adjective. Offensively malodorous. "The kitchen smelled really funky"




Definition of Fetid

1. a. Having an offensive smell; stinking.

Definition of Fetid

1. Adjective. Foul-smelling, Stinking. ¹

2. Noun. (rare) The foul-smelling assafoetida plant, or its extracts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fetid

1. having an offensive odor [adj] : FETIDLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Fetid

1. Foul-smelling. Origin: L. Foetidus (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fetid

fetialis
fetials
fetiasite
fetich
fetiche
fetiches
fetichism
fetichisms
fetichist
fetichistic
fetichists
feticidal
feticide
feticides
feticism
fetid (current term)
fetid bugbane
fetid horehound
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fetidities
fetidity
fetidly
fetidness
fetidnesses
fetids
fetii
feting
fetiparous
fetisely

Literary usage of Fetid

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1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1863)
"Every obstetrician is well aware that the discharges from the genital passages of women are excessively fetid in a number of different circumstances. ..."

2. The Works of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon (1824)
"Experiment solitary touching fetid and fragrant odours. ... Dogs almost only of beasts delight in fetid odours; which sheweth there is somewhat in there ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"fetid CURRANT. Stems trailing and rooting, bearing erect branches: Ivs. ... fr. glandular hispid, red, fetid. Cold swamps, eastern United States and Canada. ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"3 THE fetid ADDER'S TONGUE. BY WALTER ALBION SQUIRES. ... I once dug up a specimen to carry home, but the fetid odor of its blossoms was so nauseating that ..."

5. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1905)
"By D. MAWSON, BE, B.Sc. [Read May 1, 1906.] fetid FELSPAR ... On fracturing the rock a distinct fetid odour is produced, to be likened somewhat to that ..."

6. The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban and Lord by Francis Bacon (1819)
"Experiment solitary touching fetid and fragrant odours. ... Dogs almost only of beasts delight in fetid odours; which sheweth there is somewhat in their ..."

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