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mephitic

[ muh-fit-ik ]
/ məˈfɪt ɪk /
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adjective

offensive to the smell.
noxious; pestilential; poisonous.

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Origin of mephitic

From the Late Latin word mephīticus, dating back to 1615–25. See mephitis, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM mephitic

me·phit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mephitic

mephitic

mephitical

/ (mɪˈfɪtɪk) /

adjective

poisonous; foul
foul-smelling; putrid

Derived forms of mephitic

mephitically, adverb

Word Origin for mephitic

C17: from Late Latin mephīticus pestilential
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Medical definitions for mephitic

mephitic
[ mə-fĭtĭk ]

adj.

Having a foul odor; foul-smelling.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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