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Meaning of MIASMA

Pronunciation:  mI'azmu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources; "the miasma of the marshes"; "a miasma of cigar smoke"
  2. [n]  an unwholesome atmosphere; "the novel spun a miasma of death and decay"

MIASMA is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: air pollution, ambiance, ambience, atmosphere



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mi*as"ma\, n.; pl. {Miasmata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?
defilement, fr. ? to pollute.]
Infectious particles or germs floating in the air; air made
noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious
effluvia; malaria.

Thesaurus Terms
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