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A past tense of stink.
a past tense of stink
1. (Civil Engineering) a small cofferdam, esp one of timber made watertight with clay
2. (Physical Geography) dialect Scot and Northern English a pond or pool
(Civil Engineering) (tr) to make (a stream, cofferdam, etc) watertight, esp with clay
[C13: from Old French estanc, probably from estancher to stanch]
1. (Civil Engineering) a drain, as in a roadway
2. (Building) a draining board adjacent to a sink unit
[special use of stank2 (in the sense: pool, pond)]
v. stank, often, stunk; stunk; stink•ing; v.i.
1. to emit a strong offensive smell.
2. to be offensive to propriety.
3. Informal. to be disgustingly inferior.
4. Slang. to have a large quantity of something (usu. fol. by of or with).v.t.
5. to cause to stink or be otherwise offensive (often fol. by up).n.
6. a strong offensive smell; stench.
7. Informal. an unpleasant fuss; scandal.
[before 900; Old English stincan, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German stinken, Old High German stinchan; compare stench]
Past participle: stanked