adjective , more fetid, most fetid (less commonly foetid etc.)
- (rare) The foul-smelling plant Asafoetida plant, or its extracts.
Etymology: From the Latin adjective, fetidus, "offensive odor" (often incorrectly foetidus, giving rise to the variant spelling), originally fetere, the verb "to stink".
- I caught the odor of dirty socks.
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