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Augean

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adjective Au·ge·an \ȯ-ˈjē-ən\

Definition of Augean

  1. :  extremely formidable or difficult and occasionally distasteful <an Augean task>



Examples of augean

  1. <dreaded the Augean task of cleaning the bathroom after an overflow of the toilet>



Origin of augean

Latin Augeas, king of Elis, from Greek Augeias; from the legend that his stable, left neglected for 30 years, was finally cleaned by Hercules


First Known Use: 1676


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