Definition of Augean in English:


Syllabification: Au·ge·an
Pronunciation: /ôˈjēən


1Of or relating to Augeas: the Augean stables
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  • One can't help thinking of Hercules cleaning up the Augean stables.
  • Cleaning out the Augean stables was one of the labours of Hercules and the incoming Greek government faces similar challenges.
  • Hercules had avoided cleaning the Augean stables by diverting the course of two rivers through the building.
1.1(Of a task or problem) requiring so much effort to complete or solve as to seem impossible: Augean amounts of debris to clear

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