asafetida asafetida

Definition(s):

  • (n) the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic

Usage(s):

  1. A drugstore clerk refused to charge 10 worth of asafetida to the Hickenlooper account.
  2. Gua hated perfume and asafetida; Donald liked perfume.
  3. He allows his wife to be treated by a voodoo sorceress who whips her seven times and plunges her into a foul bath prepared from sea water, herbs and asafetida.
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