Definitions for: Miasma

[n] unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources; "the miasma of the marshes"; "a miasma of cigar smoke"
[n] an unwholesome atmosphere; "the novel spun a miasma of death and decay"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mi*as"ma, n.; pl. Miasmata. [NL., fr. Gr. ?
defilement, fr. ? to pollute.]
Infectious particles or germs floating in the air; air made
noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious
effluvia; malaria.

See Also: air pollution, ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

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