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Meaning of MEPHITIC

Pronunciation:  mu'fitik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution
 

MEPHITIC is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: malodorous, miasmic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Me*phit"ic\, Mephitical \Me*phit"ic*al\, a. [L.
mephiticus, fr. mephitis mephitis: cf. F. m['e]phitique.]
1. Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic
   exhalations; mephitic regions.

2. Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.

{Mephitic air} (Chem.), carbon dioxide; -- so called because
   of its deadly suffocating power. See {Carbonic acid},
   under {Carbonic}.

 

 

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