Definitions

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

  • n. The condition of having stale or foul-smelling breath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of having stale or foul-smelling breath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Offensive breath.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. offensive breath

Etymologies

Latin hālitus, breath (akin to hālāre, to breathe) + -osis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hālitus ("whiff, breath"), m. (4th decl.). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • You mean, Hollyrious?

    February 4, 2009

  • I did not see that coming. Hilarious.

    February 4, 2009

  • Ahhhh, painfully correct, sir.

    February 4, 2009

  • "Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot his whole life, which created an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little which made him frail, and with his odd diet, he suffered from very bad breath. This made him.... what? A super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis."
    - internet jetsam.

    February 4, 2009