Definition of Nessus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnesəs/
Greek & Roman Mythology
A centaur who was killed by Hercules, but whose blood soaked Hercules’s tunic and consumed him in fire.


Nessus shirt (or shirt of Nessus)

Used to refer to a destructive or expurgatory force or influence: after the lost election of 1979 he found himself wearing this shirt of Nessus

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Syllabification: Nes·sus

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