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odoriferous

Line breaks: odor|ifer|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊdəˈrɪf(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of odoriferous in English:

adjective

Having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant one: an odoriferous pile of fish
More example sentences
  • And he was turned out into the street like an odoriferous dog.
  • Fill your empty backpack with a freshly baked baguette, a fine, odoriferous fromage, a bottle of red, some fruit and you're good to go.
  • To shower I have to step through the odoriferous scum floating in the water.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin odorifer 'odour-bearing' + -ous.

Derivatives

odoriferously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • There's something odiferously cheesy about tribute bands.
  • An odiferously active molecule wafts into the nose and into the proximity of the nasal epithelium.

Words that rhyme with odoriferous

carboniferous, coniferous, cruciferous, melliferous, pestiferous, somniferous, splendiferous, umbelliferous, vociferous

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