Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Foul-smelling breath; halitosis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A condition in which the breath has an offensive odor.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek ozostomos, having bad breath : ozein, to smell + -stomos, mouthed (from stoma, mouth).]

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  • Foulness of breath.

    May 12, 2008