miasm

Main Entry:  miasm
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in homeopathy, a supposed predisposition to a particular disease
Etymology:  1833; Greek miasma defilement
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miasm

noun
1. an unwholesome atmosphere; "the novel spun a miasma of death and decay" [syn: miasma
2. unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources; "the miasma of the marshes"; "a miasma of cigar smoke" [syn: miasma
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