Definition of Augean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ôˈjēən/


1Relating 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

Words that rhyme with Augean

Actaeon, Aegean, aeon (US eon), Behan, Cadmean, Caribbean, Carolean, Chaldean, Cyclopean, empyrean, epicurean, European, Fijian, Galilean, Hasmonean, Hebridean, Herculean, Ian, Jacobean, Kampuchean, Laodicean, lien, Linnaean (US Linnean), Maccabean, Mandaean (US Mandean), Medicean, monogenean, Nabataean (US Nabatean), Orphean, paean, paeon, pean, peon, Periclean, piscean, plebeian, Pyrenean, Pythagorean, Sabaean, Sadducean, Sisyphean, skean, Tanzanian, Tennesseean, Terpsichorean, theodicean, Tyrolean

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Syllabification: Au·ge·an

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