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Meaning of AFFLATUS

Pronunciation:  u'fleytus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration; "divine afflatus"

AFFLATUS is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: inspiration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af*fla"tus\, n. [L., fr. afflare. See {Afflation}.]
1. A breath or blast of wind.

2. A divine impartation of knowledge; supernatural impulse;

         A poet writing against his genius will be like a
         prophet without his afflatus.         --Spence.

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