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hal·i·to·sis

 (hăl′ĭ-tō′sĭs)
[Latin hālitus, breath (akin to hālāre, to breathe) + -osis.]
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halitosis

(ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) the state or condition of having bad breath
[C19: New Latin, from Latin hālitus breath, from hālāre to breathe]
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hal•i•to•sis

(ˌhæl ɪˈtoʊ sɪs)

n.
a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath.
[1870–75; < Latin hali(tus) breath (hāl(āre) to breathe, exhale + -itus suffix of v. action + -osis]
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halitosis

bad breath; an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth.
See also: Odors
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halitosis

“Bad breath” can be caused by tooth decay, any condition that inhibits saliva secretion, or poor dental hygiene.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halitosis - offensive breathhalitosis - offensive breath      
exhalation, halitus - exhaled breath
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Translations

halitosis

[ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs] Nhalitosis f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

halitosis

[ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs] nhalitose f
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halitosis

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

halitosis

[ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs] nalitosi f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hal·i·to·sis

n. halitosis, mal aliento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

halitosis

n halitosis f, mal aliento (fam)
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References in periodicals archive ?
| HOW TO TREAT BAD BREATH The best way to truly identify the source of chronic halitosis is to visit a dentist or doctor for a professional diagnosis.
Dr Harold Katz, founder of The Breath Company, says: "Unfortunately, all the gum and mints in the world won't stop chronic halitosis. Sucking mints or chewing gum does serve as a good occasional short-term fix, but if they contain sugar they may only worsen the situation in the long run.
If those with chronic halitosis have any hope at all, they need someone from their peer group or a significant other to be painfully, brutally honest with them!

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