Definition of Reeking

1. Adjective. Wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears. "Wiped his reeking neck"

Exact synonyms: Watery
Similar to: Wet
Derivative terms: Wateriness

2. Adjective. Giving off a strong unpleasant smell.

Definition of Reeking

1. Verb. (present participle of reek) ¹

2. Adjective. Totally stinking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reeking

1. reek [v] - See also: reek

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reeking

reefs
reefy
reeing
reeject
reejected
reejecting
reejects
reek
reeked
reeker
reekers
reekie
reekier
reekiest
reekin
reeking (current term)
reeks
reeky
reel
reel-to-reel
reel-to-reel tape
reel-to-reel tape recorder
reel-to-reels
reel foot
reel in
reel off
reel out
reel to reel tape
reel up
reelable

Literary usage of Reeking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1883)
"way up to the higher and clearer waters, through locks and cuts never made for their hulk, and there disport themselves, huge reeking, blowing, ..."

2. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"He fights with the dirty weapons of his barbarous trade, and brings into his speech the reeking odor of his client's slaughter-house. part in compass, and, ..."

3. The Republican Campaign Textbook by Republican National Committee (U.S.), Republican Congressional Committee (1880)
"Feculent, reeking Corruption"— A long array of Defaulters in the Mexican War, its prodigious Expenditures and Plunder. The Mexican War, one of the darkest ..."

4. Songs, Odes, & Other Poems, on National Subjects: Comp. from Various Sources by William McCarty (1842)
"... victorious, denies to the brave Who had fallen in battle the gift of a grave i But yet shall Britannia remember the morn, When reeking the scalps from ..."

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