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Au•ge•an  (ô jēən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. resembling the Augean stables in filthiness or degradation.
  2. difficult and unpleasant:an Augean chore.
  • Latin Augē(us) of Augeas (Greek Augeí(ās) + -us adjective, adjectival suffix) + -an
  • 1590–1600


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Augean /ɔːˈdʒiːən/ adj
  1. extremely dirty or corrupt
Etymology: 16th Century: after Augeas; see Augean stables



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