effluvium definition

  • noun:
    • A usually hidden emanation or exhalation, at the time of vapor or gasoline.
    • A byproduct or residue; waste.
    • The odorous fumes offered off by waste or rotting matter.
    • An impalpable emanation; an aura.
    • A gaseous or vaporous emission, specifically a foul-smelling one.
    • A condition resulting in the shedding of tresses.
    • Subtile or hidden emanation; exhalation perceived because of the feeling of scent; specially, noisome or noxious exhalation.
    • a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
    • A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas.
    • A byproduct or residue; waste.
    • The odorous fumes offered down by waste or rotting matter.
    • An impalpable emanation; an aura.
    • A gaseous or vaporous emission, specifically a foul-smelling one.
    • A condition evoking the shedding of hair.
    • Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation sensed by the sense of scent; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation.
    • a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
  • others:
    • A subtle or invisible exhalation; an emanation: particularly placed on noxious or disagreeable exhalations: as, the effluvia from diseased systems or putrefying pet or vegetable substances.
    • A subtle or invisible exhalation; an emanation: especially applied to noxious or disagreeable exhalations: since, the effluvia from diseased systems or putrefying animal or vegetable substances.

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