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Augean (aw JEE uhn) (adjective), more Augean, most Augean
1. A reference to being exceedingly dirty and filthy from long negligence: The attic in the house hadn’t been cleaned for many years and was completely Augean with spiderwebs, grime and soot when Susan went up there to find her old diaries!
2. Pertaining to the heroic efforts of cleaning or correcting something: It has been an Augean task to reform the bad behavior of some people.
Relating to being very filthy or corrupt.
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