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 (fē′tər, -tôr′) also foe·tor (fē′tər)
A strong, offensive odor. See Synonyms at stench.

[Middle English fetoure, from Latin fētor, from fētēre, to stink.]
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(ˈfiːtə; -tɔː) or


an offensive stale or putrid odour; stench
[C15: from Latin, from fētēre to stink]
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(ˈfi tər)

an offensive smell; stench.
[1475–1500; (< Middle French) < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasantfetor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
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n. fetor, mal olor, hedor.
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