me·​phit·​ic | \ mə-ˈfi-tik How to pronounce mephitic (audio) \

Definition of mephitic

: of, relating to, or resembling mephitis : foul-smelling mephitic vapors

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These moments of reckoning—in which something that once felt exciting begins to seem noxious, mephitic, dangerous—are important to heed. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "A Quest to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins," 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of mephitic

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mephitic was circa 1623

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me·​phit·​ic | \ mə-ˈfit-ik How to pronounce mephitic (audio) \

Medical Definition of mephitic

: having a foul odor

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to form ideas or theories about something

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