Stench (?), v. t.

To stanch.

[Obs.]

Harvey.

 

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Stench, n. [AS. stenc a strong smell, fr. stincan. See Stink, v. i.]

1.

A smell; an odor.

[Obs.]

Clouds of savory stench involve the sky. Dryden.

2.

An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink.

Cowper.

Stench trap, a contrivance to prevent stench or foul air from rising from the openings of sewers, drains, etc.

 

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Stench, v. t. [AS. stencan to emit a smell, fr. stincan to smell. See Stench, n.]

To cause to emit a disagreeable odor; to cause to stink.

[Obs.]

Young.

 

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