Stink (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stunk (?), Stank (), p. pr. & vb. n. Stinking.] [AS. stinkan to have a smell (whether good or bad); akin to OHG. stinchan, G. & D. stinken to stink; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. stokkva to leap, to spring, Goth. stigqan to push, strike, or Gr. rancid. Cf. Stench.]

To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.

 

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Stink, v. t.

To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

 

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Stink, n. [AS. stinc.]

A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.

Fire stink. See under Fire. -- Stink-fire lance. See under Lance. -- Stink rat Zool., the musk turtle. [Local, U.S.] -- Stink shad Zool., the gizzard shad. [Local, U.S.] Stink trap, a stench trap. See under Stench.

 

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