mephitic


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Related to mephitic: lackadaisical, perspicacious
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Synonyms for mephitic

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capable of injuring or killing by poison

Synonyms for mephitic

of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution

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Emerson had "no great thought or purpose in him," and his work was, in fact, "somehow mephitic.
it was once in a mephitic place in Russia known as Tchorni Gorod
Damp towels and cloths littered every surface in the bathroom and Lydia gagged at the mephitic stench of the narrow water closet.
He ends the missive by ostentatiously describing his poor health as "stereoraceous, lateritic, phthisic, mephitic, canicular".
They swerved back into Beatles renditions, and PDQ Bach spin-offs, and the mephitic misty-eyed syrup of "Shenandoah.
Again, if the current stories are to be believed, mephitic gases prevail there.
I]t's a left-wing Disney Land: reckless neo-cons, mephitic corporations, redneck governors, the death penalty, and Muslims being rounded up like, er .
The wranglers explain the poor digestion of elephants as the mephitic odor of drifts around us.
Passages at once grotesque and pastoral present wounded bodies in devastated expanses, mephitic gardens littered with rotting fruit, suffering brides with putrescent wombs, and "bones a sheep skull or two beer cans in the dirt.
11,12) In addition to ADH effects, conditions that alter AQP2 expression include: lithium treatments, hypokalemia, hypercalcemia, chronic renal failure, ischemic renal failure, cirrhosis, mephitic syndrome, and seemingly unrelated conditions such as a low protein diet or exposure to high altitudes.
Viscous like an octopus, her breath mephitic with drink, Marie plants on Maleux's lips a long, sour, aspiratory kiss, at which point he plunges his blade in her belly, proudly proclaiming: "Ben, quoi?
Man reverts once more to living in a cave, but the cave is now polluted by the mephitic and pestilential breath of civilization.
and especially, the mephitic effluvia [foul odor] from sinks [latrines]" Preventive measures included avoiding contaminated soil, foul neighborhoods, and impure water supplies.