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Definitions of pungent:

part of speech: adjective

Burning; sharp.

part of speech: adjective

Sharp, acrid; said of the taste or odor of a substance.

Usage examples for pungent:

  • It was dark outside now, but although the men had run out of oil for the lamp, the fire gave them light, and pungent odors issued from the resinous logs. "Prescott of Saskatchewan", Harold Bindloss
  • The sour pungent reek of incense from the open street- shrine made my nostrils twitch, and a hulked form inside, not human, cast me a surly green glare as I passed. "The Door Through Space", Marion Zimmer Bradley

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