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Noun: stench  stench
  1. A distinctive odour that is offensively unpleasant
    "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils";
    - malodor [US], malodour [Brit, Cdn], stink, reek, fetor, foetor [Brit], mephitis

Derived forms: stenches

Type of: odor [US], odour [Brit, Cdn], olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell

Encyclopedia: Stench