Saturday, June 23, 2001
Definitions for mephitic
- Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.
- Poisonous; noxious.
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Citations for mephitic
The mephitic stench from the bilge became overpowering.
Over everything presides "a sort of mephitic fog," a pervasive sulfuric stink.
Origin of mephitic
Mephitic is the adjective form of mephitis, "a foul-smelling or noxious exhalation from the earth; a stench from any source," from the Latin.