1. [ noun ] (psychology) a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
Synonyms: malodour stench stink reek fetor foetor malodor
Related terms: smell niff reek
2. [ noun ] a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
Related terms: gas
3. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
Synonyms: genus_Mephitis
Related terms: mammal_genus Mustelidae hooded_skunk striped_skunk
Similar spelling:   mephitic