Definitions of mephitis

n a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink
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

n a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth

Type of:
a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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