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mephitic

[muh-fit-ik] /məˈfɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
offensive to the smell.
2.
noxious; pestilential; poisonous.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin mephīticus. See mephitis, -ic
Related forms
mephitically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mephitic

mephitic

/mɪˈfɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
poisonous; foul
2.
foul-smelling; putrid
Derived Forms
mephitically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin mephīticus pestilential
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Word Origin and History for mephitic
adj.

1620s, "of poisonous smell," from Late Latin mephiticus, from Latin mephitis, mefitis "noxious vapor" (also personified as a goddess believed to have the power to avert it).

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mephitic in Medicine

mephitic me·phit·ic (mə-fĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Having a foul odor; foul-smelling.

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