Definitions for effluviumɪˈflu vi əm; -vi ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ef•flu•vi•umɪˈflu vi əm; -vi ə(n.)(pl.)-vi•a; -vi•ums.

  1. a disagreeable or noxious exhalation, vapor, or odor.

  2. an invisible exhalation or vapor.

Origin of effluvium:

1640–50; < L, =effluv-, base of effluere (see effluent ) +-ium -ium1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. effluvium(noun)

    a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)


  1. effluvium(Noun)

    A gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one.

  2. effluvium(Noun)

    A condition causing the shedding of hair.

  3. Origin: From effluvium, from effluo, from ex + fluo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effluvium(adj)

    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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