mephitic

[ muh-fit-ik ]
/ məˈfɪt ɪk /

adjective

offensive to the smell.
noxious; pestilential; poisonous.

Origin of mephitic

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

Related forms

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

mephitically, adverb

Word Origin for mephitic

C17: from Late Latin mephīticus pestilential
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Medicine definitions for mephitic

mephitic

[ mə-fĭtĭk ]

adj.

Having a foul odor; foul-smelling.
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