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mephitis

Definitions of mephitis
  1. noun
    a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    synonyms: fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink
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    types:
    niff, pong
    an unpleasant smell
    type of:
    odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell
    the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
  2. noun
    a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
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    type of:
    gas
    a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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