Halituous Ha*lit"u*ous (h[.a]*l[i^]t"[-u]*[u^]s; 135), a. [L. halitus breath, vapor, fr. halare to breathe: cf. F. halitueux.] Produced by, or like, breath; vaporous. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • halituous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • halitus — halituosity /heuh lich ooh os i tee/, n. halituous /heuh lich ooh euhs/, adj. /hal i teuhs/, n., pl. halituses. breath; exhalation; vapor. [1655 65; < L, equiv. to hal(are) to breathe, exhale + itus suffix of v. action (prob. by analogy with… …   Universalium

  • vaporous — adj 1. gaseous, gasiform, pneumatic, aeriform, vapory, vaporish, vaporlike, vaporific, va porescent, volatile, Archaic. halituous; fumy, fumelike, exhalant, breathy; steamy, foggy, misty, brumous, humid, murky, Sl. soupy; hazy, cloudy, beclouded …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • volatile — adj 1. evaporative, evaporable, vaporizing, vaporous, vaporizable, vaporlike, vaporish, va porable, vaporific, vaporescent, Archaic. halituous; gaseous, gasiform, aeriform. 2. explosive, volcanic, eruptive; charged, tense, ex plosible,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • halitus —   n. breath; exhalation.    ♦ halituous, a.    ♦ halituosity, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -uous — (juːəs) a compound suffix, repr. L. uōs us ( a, um), OF. or AF. uous, uos (F. ueux), occurring in a number of adoptions from L. (or F.), as fructuous, halituous, impetuous, † monstruous, † portentuous …   Useful english dictionary

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