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Definition of the adjective mephitic

What does mephitic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution

Alternative definition of the adjective mephitic

adjective

  1. See foul-smelling.
  2. See poisonous.
  3. unbearably disgusting

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Google previewA compendious geographical dictionary, containing a concise description of the most remarkable places ... The third edition, etc (1804)

air which has remained after combustion be examined, it will be found to be mephitic ; that is to say, unfit for combustion and respiration. 1". It appears that ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Rural Sports Or Complete Account of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing Ets. A New Ed (1858)

The mephitic or stinking quadrupeds are furnished with defensive organs of a very peculiar kind; but they are such as prove strongly repellent to other animals of an adverse nature. The weasel tribes are familiar instances, being one and all ...

Google previewAll about hard words: a dictionary of every-day difficulties in reading, writing and speaking the English language (1874)

Formerly carbonic acid was termed mephitic acid, and nitrogen mephitic air. Mercantile, merkan-tile (Latin, mer- cor, to buy). Pertaining to merchandise, or the buying and soiling of goods and commodities dealt in by merchants ; commercial ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Every-Day Difficulties in Reading, Writing, and Speaking the English Language; Or Hard Words Made Easy, Etc (1862)

by Edward SHELTON (Miscellaneous Writer.)

Formerly carbonic acid was termed mephitic acid, and nitrogen mephitic air. Mercantile, mērkan-tile (Latin, mercor, to buy). Pertaining to merchandise, or the buying and selling of goods and commodities dealt in by merchants; commercial; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

RANA MEPHITICA, Mephitic Toad. Specif. Char. — Colour olive, spotted with brown ; warts on the skin reddish ; dorsal line sulphur-coloured. Excepting in the colour, and being of a smaller size, this species greatly resembles the common toad ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports (1870)

Or a Complete Account, Historical, Practical, and Descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, and Other Field Sports and Athletic Amusements of the Present Day by Delabere Pritchett Blaine

The mephitic or stinking quadrupeds are furnished with defensive organs of a very peculiar kind ; but they are such as prove strongly repellent to other animals of an adverse nature. The weasel tribes are familiar instances, being one and all ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

It will appear from what has been said, that windows placed high in the walls of churches, or rooms intended for large assemblies, can contribute but little towards correcting the mephitic quality of the lower part of the air, or towards carrying off ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

poisonous, venomous, virulent, toxic, mephitic, pestilent, pestilential, miasmic, miasmatic, miasmal are comparable when they mean having the properties or the effects of poison (see Poison).

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

The schools kept the thinking faculty alive and active, when the disturbed state of civil life, the mephitic atmosphere engendered by the dominant eccleatasticlsm. and the almost total neglect of natural knowledge might well have stifled it.

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Scrabble value of M3E1P3H4I1T1I1C3

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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