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 for mephitic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mephitic \Me*phit"ic\, Mephitical \Me*phit"ic*al\, a. [L.
     mephiticus, fr. mephitis mephitis: cf. F. m['e]phitique.]
     1. Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic
        exhalations; mephitic regions.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.
        [1913 Webster]
     Mephitic air (Chem.), carbon dioxide; -- so called because
        of its deadly suffocating power. See Carbonic acid,
        under Carbonic.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution [syn:
             miasmic, mephitic]

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