Definition of mofette in English:

mofette

Pronunciation /mōˈfet/ /moʊˈfɛt/

noun

archaic term for fumarole
  • ‘The town is famous for its carbonated baths, mofettes, heart clinic with 700 beds and sanatoriums.’
  • ‘After a treatment in the mofettes the health of ill people is improving, the joint inflammations are reduced.’
  • ‘There are fumaroles, mofettes and geothermal warm springs surrounded by plumes of white vapour.’
  • ‘Tusnad, north of Brasov, by a calm and picturesque lake, is important for bicarbonated and gaseous mineral waters and mofettes for treating cardio-vascular diseases.’
  • ‘The verdict was reached after scientists undertook studies of rising gases in the mofettes and mineral springs in the area.’

Origin

Early 19th century from French, from Neapolitan Italian mofetta.

Pronunciation

mofette

/mōˈfet/ /moʊˈfɛt/