mofette

noun
mo·​fette
variants: or less commonly moffette \ mōˈfet \
plural -s

Definition of mofette

: a vent from which carbon dioxide and some nitrogen and oxygen issue from the earth in a last stage of volcanic activity

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History and Etymology for mofette

French mofette gaseous exhalation, mofette, from Italian mofeta, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German müffeln to smell moldy

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“Mofette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mofette. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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