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EtymologyEdit

Per Vasmer, a variant of за́дхлый (zádxlyj), from за- (za-) +‎ дох(ну́ть) (dox(nútʹ), to breathe) +‎ -лый (-lyj). Also related to ту́хлый (túxlyj).

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за́тхлый (zátxlyj) (comparative (по)за́тхлее or (по)за́тхлей)

  1. musty, smelling of dampness and rot
  2. stale, spoiled from long storage
  3. (figuratively) conventional, rigid, resistant to change

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