mephitic

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

Definition of mephitic

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

Examples of mephitic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 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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“Mephitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mephitic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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mephitic

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

Medical Definition of mephitic

: having a foul odor

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