The definition of a stench is a nasty smell.noun
An example of a stench is the smell of rotting garbage.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < OE stenc < base of stincan, to stink
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- A strong, foul odor; a stink.
- A foul quality: the stench of corrupt government.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English stenc, odor.