Definitions for miasmal-ˈmæt ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mi•as•mamaɪˈæz mə, mi-; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere.

  2. a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere.

Origin of miasma:

1655–65; < NL < Gk míasma stain, pollution, der. of miaínein to pollute, stain

mi•as′mal-ˈmæt ɪk(adj.)mi`as•mat′i•cal, mi•as′mic

mi`as•mat′ic-ˈmæt ɪk(adj.)mi`as•mat′i•cal, mi•as′mic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. miasmal, miasmic, vaporous, vapourous(adj)

    filled with vapor

    "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog"

Wiktionary

  1. miasmal(Adjective)

    Having a noxious atmosphere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miasmal(adj)

    containing miasma; miasmatic

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