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fetid

 [fet´id]
having a rank, disagreeable smell.

fet·id

(fet'id, fē'tid),
Foul-smelling.
[L. foetidus]

fetid

/fet·id/ (fe´tid) (fet´id) having a rank, disagreeable smell.

fetid

[fet′id, fē′tid]
Etymology: L, fetere, to stink
pertaining to something that has a foul or putrid odor.

fet·id

(fet'id)
Foul-smelling.
[L. foetidus]

fet·id

(fet'id)
Foul-smelling.
[L. foetidus]

fetid

having a rank, disagreeable smell.
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even the rainbarrels in my country are cloudy, fetid.
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anything other than those dark streets overrun with rats, oozing with fetid water, filled with piles of refuse.
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At one point yesterday Ken was squatting by a bunker like a contestant on Watercolour Challenge, scrawling what my fetid mind took to be phallic images on a whiteboard.
Residents have been forced to live with the stench of the fetid green pools of raw sewage.
She walks fetid streets encountering prostitutes, cut purses and thieves.