Definition of stench warfare in US English:

stench warfare


  • The use of highly offensive odors to sicken, immobilize, or drive away an enemy.

    ‘they are hoping to win a big contract for their innovations in stench warfare’
    • ‘I guess you are getting used to the WWI-style stench warfare!’
    • ‘A review of the year's notable developments in ideas and other advances comments on stench warfare notes that the search for smells that can be used against enemy combatants - by making them throw up, become dizzy and possibly flee battle arena - has become serious business.’
    • ‘Stench warfare could form a key part of the U.S. non-lethal weapons program and provide police with an extra means of dealing with the kind of rioting that has disrupted recent summits of world leaders.’


On the pattern of trench warfare.