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Definition of "foetid" [foetid]

  • Variant of fetid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foetid" in a sentence
  • "Uses "foetid," spelling from the wrong branch of English, and I don't know why he lets this fog into the text."
  • "This mode of clarifying rids the spirit of any unpleasant flavour received in the process of distillation or from bad materials, and moreover, from all those vicious, poisonous properties contracted in the still or worm from copper; such as foetid oil from the malt, which frequently unites with the verdigris, and combines so effectually with whiskey, that it may possible require a frequent repetition of this mode of clarifying, to rid it completely of any unpleasant taste or property contracted as above stated."
  • "It will be recalled that Margaret Thatcher, who in her early years, despite being a very great person, fell for all the EU guff and imagined herself to have influence 'at the heart of Europe', negotiated a substantial and apparently permanent rebate in the vast payments that were being made to the EU so that it might sustain, for example, goat farmers in Greece in foetid cheese."