Synonyms for mephitic

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The insect braves with impunity the strongest odours and mephitic miasmas.

Was the embryo ripe, that the womb had become its mephitic prison?

The warm, sluggish air lay about him, mephitic in its touch.

But the heat and mephitic vapors of his native isle revenged him.

Its mephitic influence in society is too palpable to be overlooked.

My own nostrils were filled by a low fetid odour, mephitic and abominable.

First one and then another endeavoured to ascend, but with a strength unequal to the task, they fell back into the mephitic abyss.

He was brought from a nasty jail, where mephitic filth was supreme, to this place where brutal men are supreme in their cruelty.

Lewis got half way down when a rank waft of acrid and mephitic air met him and half-choked him.

The air was full of a deafening roar, hysterical shouts, and mephitic curses.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "of poisonous smell," from Late Latin mephiticus, from Latin mephitis, mefitis "noxious vapor" (also personified as a goddess believed to have the power to avert it).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MEPHITIC

fetid

adjectivefoul, rancid
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