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Larry King's show got to be an increasingly lonely outpost of humane civility in a mephitic menagerie of hotheads, saber rattlers, cretins and crackpots.
Tom Shales

Meaning of "mephitic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MEPHITIC

From Late Latin mephīticus pestilential.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MEPHITIC

mephitic  [mɪˈfɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEPHITIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mephitic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MEPHITIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mephitic

Nitrogen

Nitrogen, symbol N, is the chemical element of atomic number seven. At room temperature, it is a gas of diatomic molecules and is colorless and odorless. Nitrogen is a common element in the universe, estimated at about seventh in total abundance in our galaxy and the Solar System. On Earth, the element is primarily found as the gas molecule; it forms about 78% of Earth's atmosphere. The element nitrogen was discovered as a separable component of air, by Scottish physician Daniel Rutherford, in 1772. Many industrially important compounds, such as ammonia, nitric acid, organic nitrates, and cyanides, contain nitrogen. The extremely strong bond in elemental nitrogen dominates nitrogen chemistry, causing difficulty for both organisms and industry in converting the N 2 into useful compounds, but at the same time causing release of large amounts of often useful energy when the compounds burn, explode, or decay back into nitrogen gas. Synthetically-produced ammonia and nitrates are key industrial fertilizers and fertilizer nitrates are key pollutants in causing the eutrophication of water systems.

Definition of mephitic in the English dictionary

The definition of mephitic in the dictionary is poisonous; foul. Other definition of mephitic is foul-smelling; putrid.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MEPHITIC


autophytic
ˌɔːtəˈfɪtɪk
dermatophytic
ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk
endophytic
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk
entophytic
ˌentəʊˈfɪtɪk
epiphytic
ˌɛpɪˈfɪtɪk
gametophytic
ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈfɪtɪk
graphitic
ɡrəˈfɪtɪk
halophytic
ˌhæləˈfɪtɪk
hydrophytic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪtɪk
hygrophytic
ˌhaɪɡrəˈfɪtɪk
mesophytic
ˌmesəʊˈfɪtɪk
oophytic
ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk
periphytic
ˌpɛrɪˈfɪtɪk
saprophytic
ˌsæprəʊˈfɪtɪk
spermophytic
ˌspɜːməˈfɪtɪk
sporophytic
ˌspɔːrəˈfɪtɪk
sulfitic
sʌlˈfɪtɪk
sulphitic
sʌlˈfɪtɪk
thallophytic
ˌθæləˈfɪtɪk
xerophytic
ˌzɪərəˈfɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEPHITIC

menuisier
Menzies
meow
MEP
mepacrine
meperidine
Mephisto
Mephistophelean
Mephistopheles
Mephistophelian
mephitical
mephitically
mephitis
mephitism
meprobamate
mer.
Meran
Merano
meranti
merbromin

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEPHITIC

anorthitic
anti-Semitic
antiparasitic
antirachitic
bronchitic
critic
Cushitic
dendritic
endophitic
erethitic
ferritic
ophitic
orchitic
parasitic
perthitic
politic
psephitic
rachitic
Semitic
trichitic

Synonyms and antonyms of mephitic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MEPHITIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mephitic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mephitic

Translation of «mephitic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEPHITIC

Find out the translation of mephitic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mephitic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mephitic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

mephitic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mephitic
570 millions of speakers

English

mephitic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

mephitic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نتن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вредный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mephitic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পূতিগন্ধময়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méphitique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mephitic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mephitic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

mephitic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

mephitic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mephitic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mephitic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

mephitic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेफिटिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zehirleyici
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mefitico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mephitic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шкідливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mefitic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

mephitic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stinkend
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mephitic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mephitic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mephitic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEPHITIC»

The term «mephitic» is normally little used and occupies the 138.715 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEPHITIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mephitic

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QUOTES WITH «MEPHITIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mephitic.
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Tom Shales
Larry King's show got to be an increasingly lonely outpost of humane civility in a mephitic menagerie of hotheads, saber rattlers, cretins and crackpots.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEPHITIC»

Discover the use of mephitic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mephitic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning: Improving ...
For purposes of illustration, assume that an academic objective is for students to learn the definition of the word mephitic (which means offensive smelling or noxious). A traditional approach for teaching new vocabulary has been for students to ...
Lawrence Baines, 2008
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1770-1776: 1770-1776
Whence it appears, that this mephitic air is the medium by which the metalline and absorbent earths, contained in the Pouhon water, are held in solution; and, contrarywise, that those earths are the medium, by which this air is more firmly ...
Royal Society (Great Britain), Charles Hutton, George Shaw, 1809
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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of ...
Whence it appears, that this mephitic air is the medium by which the metalline and absorbent earths, contained in the Pouhon water, are held in solution; and, contrarywise, that those earths are the medium, by which this air is more firmly ...
Charles Hutton, George Shaw, Richard Pearson, 1809
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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of ...
Whence it appears, that this mephitic air is the medium by which the metalline and absorbent earths, contained in the Pouhon water, are held in solution; and, contrarywise, that those earths are the medium, by which this air is more firmly ...
‎1809
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Clinical Experiments, Histories, and Dissections
ef. mephitic water; vwhich was renewed eve- r 'ry-day. After being kept; three days in it', the calculi were. driedgfor fi teen. hours,: befoze- the fire. . The larger, which Was; entire', gaincdgh xiiiȝ. rrhalf 5 'the/smaller, 'Which was a fragment, vlost ...
Francis HOME (M.D.), 1780
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal
M. Halle', the Author of the Inquiry now before us, was one of these academical quack- catchers, and after having detected the insufficiency of the pretended anti- mephitic doctor, he availed himself of the experiments that were made upon this ...
Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths, 1786
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The American Journal of the Medical Sciences
" The contrast in appearance between that presented by a piece of bone involved in necrosis [which Dr. Lidell defines as dry gangrene of bone] and another piece of bone involved in mephitic gangrene is very strongly marked. The difference ...
‎1870
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Clinical experiments, histories, and dissections
This difference in the operation of mephitic water on the two calculi, cannot be attributed to a difference in their component parts, as the fame large calculus, infused in Robertson's urine, had formerly lost Jive grains ; and the fame small one ...
Francis Home, 1682
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Report of the ... Meeting of the British Association for the ...
There is no experiment related in that letter of Dr. Priestley's which you read to me, that shows that mephitic air will mix with common air in time, of itself, without any shaking, as he says that phials of common air, held in vessels of mephitic air,  ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1840
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Ninth Meeting ; Held At Birmingham In August 1839: 8
There is no experiment related in that letter of Dr. Priestley's which you read to me, that shows that mephitic air will mix with common air in time, of itself, without any shaking, as he says that phials of common air, held in vessels of mephitic air,  ...
‎1840

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEPHITIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mephitic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bachmann Terror Overdrive: The Age of Rapture
I do agree with Bachmann that there is decidedly something mephitic and end-timesy in the air these days, a blind, reckless — even willful ... «Empire Burlesque, Jul 15»
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Suing to Profit From a Nazi's Diaries
That mephitic swamp still produces the odd belch. That criminals should not be allowed to profit from exploiting their criminal activity is about as ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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The bluestocking who brought hope to Belsen
What he found defied comprehension: a site littered with dead bodies, peopled by wandering corpses, and suffused with the mephitic stench of ... «The Times, Jun 15»
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A Weighty Obsession
When he turned to chat, his breath was mephitic. He noticed my involuntary recoil. 'I know I stink,' he admitted, 'but once my body adjusts – it's ... «Books LIVE, Jun 15»
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ON THE WATER: Casting for hope in hegemony's dark waters
This time, though, he (only boy children crack jokes mephitic) had better be armed. But let's say there are already too many shallow graves ... «BDlive, Jun 15»
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Time to discuss subsidies under Gulf Open Skies agreement
... bloc renders the majority opinion somehow mephitic. Five moderate to conservative jurists voting together shows bias, but four liberals voting ... «The Hill, Jun 15»
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Deus Absconditus, a short story by Mary Costello
The scientist had no hand in the bomb but he got the whiff of his own mephitic smell. He had a vision of the Devil's carnival then, blood drops ... «Irish Times, May 15»
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Bernie Excites Progressive Passion; Hillary, Our Vomit Reflex
Into this mephitic, nauseating morass of Orwellian language defending vile Democratic policy--one's reminded of Big Daddy's speech from Cat ... «OpEdNews, May 15»
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#HRBooks Review | For Norfolk native, to teach is divine
He prefaces with mephitic sarcasm: "…If you follow an ignorant child home, I guarantee you, someone ignorant will open the door.". «Daily Press, Apr 15»
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Gunter Grass was not the only good German
He was conscripted, of course, so there is little merit in throwing the Nazi jibe at him. Nazism swallowed good men as well as bad in its mephitic ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mephitic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mephitic>. Sep 2019 ».
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