Definitions for miasmamaɪˈæz mə, mi-; -mə tə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. miasma, miasm(noun)

    an unwholesome atmosphere

    "the novel spun a miasma of death and decay"

  2. miasma, miasm(noun)

    unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources

    "the miasma of the marshes"; "a miasma of cigar smoke"

Wiktionary

  1. miasma(Noun)

    A noxious atmosphere or influence.

  2. miasma(Noun)

    A noxious atmosphere or emanation once thought to originate from swamps and waste to cause disease.

  3. Origin: First attested in 1665. From μίασμα (miasma) "stain, pollution".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miasma(noun)

    infectious particles or germs floating in the air; air made noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious effluvia; malaria

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. defilement, fr. to pollute.]


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