One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- archaic term for fumarole
- ‘The town is famous for its carbonated baths, mofettes, heart clinic with 700 beds and sanatoriums.’
- ‘The verdict was reached after scientists undertook studies of rising gases in the mofettes and mineral springs in the area.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘After a treatment in the mofettes the health of ill people is improving, the joint inflammations are reduced.’
Early 19th century: from French, from Neapolitan Italian mofetta.
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