Mephitic

Definition of Mephitic

Me`phit´ic
a.1.Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic exhalations; mephitic regions.
2.Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.
Mephitic air
(Chem.) carbon dioxide; - so called because of its deadly suffocating power. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.

Related Words

malodorous, malodourous, miasmic
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