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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aura  \Au"ra\,  n.;  pl  {Aur[ae]}.  [L.  aura  air,  akin  to  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  Any  subtile,  invisible  emanation,  effluvium,  or  exhalation 
  from  a  substance,  as  the  aroma  of  flowers,  the  odor  of  the 
  blood,  a  supposed  fertilizing  emanation  from  the  pollen  of 
  flowers,  etc 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  peculiar  sensation,  as  of  a  light  vapor,  or 
  cold  air,  rising  from  the  trunk  or  limbs  towards  the  head, 
  a  premonitory  symptom  of  epilepsy  or  hysterics. 
 
  {Electric  aura},  a  supposed  electric  fluid,  emanating  from  an 
  electrified  body,  and  forming  a  mass  surrounding  it 
  called  the  electric  atmosphere.  See  {Atmosphere},  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aura 
  n  1:  a  sensation  (as  of  a  cold  breeze  or  bright  light)  that 
  precedes  the  onset  of  certain  disorders  such  as  a 
  migraine  attack  or  epileptic  seizure 
  2:  an  indication  of  radiant  light  drawn  around  the  head  of  a 
  saint  [syn:  {halo},  {nimbus},  {glory}] 
  3:  a  distinctive  but  intangible  quality  surrounding  a  person  or 
  thing:  "an  atmosphere  of  defeat  pervaded  the  candidate's 
  headquarters";  "the  place  had  an  aura  of  romance"  [syn:  {air}, 
  {atmosphere}] 




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