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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stench mean? 

STENCH (noun)
  The noun STENCH has 1 sense:

1. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

  Familiarity information: STENCH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STENCH (noun)

Sense 1stench [BACK TO TOP]


A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


fetor; foetor; malodor; malodour; reek; stench; stink; mephitis

Hypernyms ("stench" is a kind of...):

odor; odour; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation; smell (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stench"):

niff; pong (an unpleasant smell)

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