Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mephitis

3 senses of mephitis

Sense 1
mephitis -- (a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth)
       => gas -- (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

Sense 2
malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis -- (a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant)
       => smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception -- (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses")

Sense 3
Mephitis, genus Mephitis -- (in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae)
       => mammal genus -- (a genus of mammals)

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