Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "foetid":

  1. I would much rather have my breeding houses freeze a little than to have them filled with foetid air, and the birds breathe over and over again the ammonia arising from their own excrements. - "Natural and Artificial Duck Culture", James Rankin.
  2. I couldn't breathe in that foetid, burning air; I heard a frightful clamour. - "Letters from my Windmill", Alphonse Daudet.
  3. This animal was very cleanly, nor did its body usually emit any unpleasant odour, though when it was irritated it exhaled a most foetid stench, caused by the discharge of a thin yellow fluid from four pores, two of which are placed on each side of the intestinal aperture. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.