stench
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /stɛntʃ/
Noun

stench (plural stenches)

  1. a strong foul smell, a stink
  2. (figurative) a foul quality
    the stench of political corruption
  3. (obsolete) A smell or odour, not necessarily bad.
    • Clouds of savoury stench involve the sky.
Synonyms
  • (disagreeable smell) stink, pong (Commonwealth)
Antonyms Translations Verb

stench (stenches, present participle stenching; past and past participle stenched)

  1. (obsolete) To cause to emit a disagreeable odour; to cause to stink.
  2. To stanch.



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