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Meaning of mephitis

me•phi•tis

Pronunciation: (mu-fī'tis), [key]
— n.
  1. (in nontechnical use) a noxious or pestilential exhalation from the earth, as poison gas.
  2. any noisome or poisonous stench.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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