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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Empyreuma  \Em`py*reu"ma\,  n.  [NL.,  from  Gr  ?  a  live  coal 
  covered  with  ashes,  fr  ?  to  set  on  fire,  fr  ?:  cf  F. 
  empyreume.  See  {Empyreal}.]  (Chem.) 
  The  peculiar  smell  and  taste  arising  from  products  of 
  decomposition  of  animal  or  vegetable  substances  when  burnt  in 
  close  vessels.