Part of speech:

An offensive odor.

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Usage examples "stench":

  1. The stench of the tan- bark never leaves my nostrils except when the odor of fried ham or of that devilish camel replaces it. - "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
  2. There were narrow lanes, but no streets- the only open place being a miserable bazaar; while owing to the absence of sewers the stench was at times unendurable. - "The Life of Sir Richard Burton", Thomas Wright.
  3. The crew, however, had proved too strong a stench for polite nostrils. - "The Ice Pilot", Henry Leverage.