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fetor (FEE-tuhr) noun, also foetor

A strong offensive odor; stench.

[From Latin fetor, from fetere (to stink).]

"Just imagine yourself trying to pick out fresh fruit while your olfactory nerve is bombarded with the fetor of a bait shop run by some flea-bitten old coot called Gooey." Dell Poncet, Odors, Clinton and Fat, Philadelphia Business Journal, Jan 19, 1996.

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