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effluvium

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effluvium


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effluvium  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effluvium 
  n  :  an  foul-smelling  outflow  or  vapor  (especially  a  gaseous 
  waste) 




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