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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MEPH'ITIS
MEPH'ITISM, n. Foul, offensive or noxious exhalations from dissolving substances, filth or other source; also,carbonic acid gas.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
2: a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant [syn: malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis]
3: in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae [syn: Mephitis, genus Mephitis]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1683 a noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalation from the earth; also stench

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a noxious emanation, esp. from the earth. 2 a foul-smelling or poisonous stench. Derivatives: mephitic adj. Etymology: L

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mephitis Me*phi"tis, n. [L. mephitis : cf. F. m['e]phitis.] 1. Noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalations from decomposing substances, filth, or other source. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of mammals, including the skunks.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also mephitism) (Chem.) Noxious exhalation.



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