adjective Ach·er·on·tic \¦a-kə-¦rän-tik\

Definition of Acherontic

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Origin and Etymology of acherontic

Late Latin Acheronticus, from Latin Acheront-, Acherōn + -icus 1-ic

First Known Use: 1597

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