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Definition of "rotten-egg" [rotten-egg]

  • To pelt with rotten or putrid eggs; throw rotten eggs at: done as a manifestation of extreme anger or disgust.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "rotten-egg" in a sentence
  • "If the airplane windows were opened, we would also have smelled the rotten-egg odor of hydrogen sulfide and would have been bathed in methane and nitrogen as well."
  • "“Stanley always said he hated the rotten-egg smell of the hydrogen sulfide,” he said."
  • "The rotten-egg smell was hydrogen sulfide, which was produced when the hot water dissolved sulfur-bearing minerals."