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Meaning of EFFLUVIUM

Pronunciation:  i'flooveeum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)

EFFLUVIUM is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: discharge, emission



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ef*flu"vi*um\, n.; pl. {Effluvia}. [L., a flowing
out, fr. effluere to flow out. See {Effluent}, a.]
Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the
sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation;
as, the effluvium from diseased or putrefying bodies, or from
ill drainage.

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