Definition of fetor in English:

fetor

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːtə
 
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(also foetor)

noun

  • A strong, foul smell: the fetor of decay
    More example sentences
    • When Arima, one of the main characters, goes crazy later in the same story, it seems to be tied to an increased fetor: ‘The stench of pus and smell of sweat filled the hut oppressively’.
    • And Prescott still wants to eliminate the distressing fetor: ‘If it stinks there, it should be corrected.’
    • A fetor of evil seemed to hang in the amazingly still, and stagnate air.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin, from fetere 'to stink'. Compare with fetid.

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