Mephitic



[muh-fit-ik] /məˈfɪt ɪk/

adjective
1.
offensive to the smell.
2.
noxious; pestilential; poisonous.
/mɪˈfɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
poisonous; foul
2.
foul-smelling; putrid
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).

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

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