offensive odor

  • 1 offensive — [ə fen′siv; ] for adj., also [ ô′fen΄siv] adj. [ML offensivus < L offensa,OFFENSE] 1. attacking; aggressive 2. of or for attack ☆ 3. designating or of the side that is seeking to score in any contest 4. unpleasant, as to the senses;… …

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  • 2 offensive — offensively, adv. offensiveness, n. /euh fen siv/ or, for 4, 5, /aw fen , of en /, adj. 1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying: offensive television commercials. 2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense: an… …

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  • 3 offensive — I. adjective Date: circa 1564 1. a. making attack ; aggressive b. of, relating to, or designed for attack < offensive weapons > c. of or relating to an attempt to score in a game or contest; also of or relating to a team in possession of the ball …

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  • 4 offensive# — offensive adj 1 attacking, aggressive (see under ATTACK n) Analogous words: invasive, incursive (see corresponding nouns at INVASION): assaulting, assailing, attacking, bombarding, storming (see ATTACK vb) 2 Offensive, loathsome, repulsive,… …

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  • 5 Odor — O dor ([=o] d[ e]r), n. [OE. odor, odour, OF. odor, odour, F. odeur, fr. L. odor; akin to olere to smell, Gr. o zein, Lith. [*u]sti. Cf. {Olfactory}, {Osmium}, {Ozone}, {Redolent}.] [Written also {odour}.] Any smell, whether fragrant or… …

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  • 6 odor — noun /ˈəʊ.də,ˈoʊ.dɚ/ a) Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume. b) A strong, pervasive quality. Syn: perfume, scent, esteem, repute …

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  • 7 body odor — Synonyms and related words: BO, bad breath, bad smell, beaded brow, beads of sweat, cold sweat, diaphoresis, exudate, exudation, fetidity, fetidness, fetor, foul breath, foul odor, frowst, graveolence, halitosis, honest sweat, lather, malodor,… …

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  • 8 To be in bad odor — Odor O dor ([=o] d[ e]r), n. [OE. odor, odour, OF. odor, odour, F. odeur, fr. L. odor; akin to olere to smell, Gr. o zein, Lith. [*u]sti. Cf. {Olfactory}, {Osmium}, {Ozone}, {Redolent}.] [Written also {odour}.] Any smell, whether fragrant or… …

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  • 9 Fish-odor syndrome — An inborn error of metabolism associated with an offensive body odor, the smell of rotting fish, due to the excessive excretion of trimethylaminuria (TMA) in urine, sweat, and breath. Persons with TMA may experience tachycardia (fast heart rate)… …

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  • 10 Syndrome, fish-odor — An inborn error of metabolism associated with an offensive body odor, the smell of rotting fish, due to the excessive excretion of trimethylaminuria (TMA) in urine, sweat, and breath. Persons with TMA may experience tachycardia (fast heart rate)… …

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  • 11 hircismus — Offensive odor of the axillae. [L. hircus, goat] * * * hir·cis·mus (hir sizґməs) [L. hircus goat] the strong odor of the axillae caused by bacterial decomposition of apocrine sweat …

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  • 12 malodorous — malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, rancid, fusty, musty mean having an unpleasant smell. Malodorous is the general term which is referable to any smell of this character, from one that is noticeably unpleasant to one that is… …

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  • 13 smell — smellable, adj. smell less, adj. /smel/, v., smelled or smelt, smelling, n. v.t. 1. to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of: I smell something burning. 2. to test by the sense of… …

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  • 14 smell — [[t]smɛl[/t]] v. smelled smelt, smell•ing, 1) to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of 2) to test by the sense of smell: He smelled the meat to see if it was fresh[/ex] 3) to perceive …

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  • 15 stink — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. & v. See malodorousness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. stench, fetor, offensive odor; see smell 2 . v. Syn. smell bad, emit a stench, reek, smell, smell to high heaven, be offensive, make an offensive odor …

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  • 16 fetor — A very offensive odor. [L. an offensive smell, fr. feteo, to stink] f. hepaticus a peculiar odor to the breath in persons with severe liver disease; caused by volatile aromatic substances that accumulate in the blood and urine due to defective …

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  • 17 smell — I. verb (smelled or smelt; smelling) Etymology: Middle English Date: 12th century transitive verb 1. to perceive the odor or scent of through stimuli affecting the olfactory nerves ; get the odor or scent of with the nose 2. to detect or become… …

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  • 18 deodorize — To use a deodorant. * * * de·odor·ize or Brit de·odor·ise dē ōd ə .rīz vt, ized or Brit ised; iz·ing or Brit is·ing to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of de·odor·iza·tion or Brit de·odor·isa·tion .ōd ə rə zā shən n de·odor·iz·er or Brit… …

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  • 19 stink — I. intransitive verb (stank or stunk; stunk; stinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stincan; akin to Old High German stinkan to emit a smell Date: before 12th century 1. to emit a strong offensive odor < stank of urine > 2. to be… …

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  • 20 reeking — Synonyms and related words: BO, ablaze, aerial, aerodynamic, aerostatic, aery, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, airy, alight, ardent, bad, bad breath, bad smell, bad smelling, blazing, body odor, burning, candent, candescent, comburent,… …

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