[ UK /fˈɛtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈfɛtəd/ ]
  1. offensively malodorous
    the kitchen smelled really funky
    a foul odor
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How To Use fetid In A Sentence

  • Hog waste is a major pollution source, communities surrounding the factories are strangled by a foetid stench and animal rights groups have long complained about the inhumane way pigs are raised and slaughtered.
  • The dog snapped its jaws open and closed inches from Rae's face and he could smell the animal's fetid breath, choking him, causing him to gag.
  • She turned the knob and was enveloped in a shroud of fetid air as the door swung open.
  • Why then mystify the clear and limpid line by making of the rituals cloistered and fetid mysteries when they are open to the sky, unregimented, free, and democratic? An Autobiography
  • Place the flour, turmeric, cumin, coriander, asafoetida and salt in a bowl.
  • We follow the tracks across the cracked mudflats, out past the sunken pilings now exposed and bleached by sun, to the deepest channel turned fetid pond. Three Prayers for Rain
  • They are still no showers for people who have walked for hours through fetid waters.
  • A report on the effect of spices on digestive enzymes mentioned that freshly prepared 1 per cent emulsion of asafoetida in water affected the activity of pepsin, trypsin and rennin in saliva to a small extent 41.
  • The necromancer appealed for my support, entreating me to stand firm by him, and to have assafetida flung upon the coals; so I turned to Vincenzio Romoli, and told him to make the fumigation at once. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
  • Dietary asafoetida, cumin and onion also significantly enhanced the activity of pancreatic amylase.
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