Definitions of rankness
  1. noun
    the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    synonyms: fetidness, foulness, malodorousness, stinkiness
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    B.O., body odor, body odour
    malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe
    type of:
    aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell
    any property detected by the olfactory system
  2. noun
    the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    “weeds lovely in their rankness
    synonyms: fertility, prolificacy, richness
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    type of:
    fecundity, fruitfulness
    the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
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