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stench

noun uk   /stentʃ/ us  
[C usually singular] a strong, unpleasant smell: the stench of rotting fish/burning rubber/cigarette smoke an overpowering stench [S] literary a bad effect that follows an unpleasant event or situation and is noticeable for a long time: For some time after the minister's resignation, the stench of scandal hung over the government.
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