Friday, February 04, 2011
effluvium noun [ih-FLOO-vee-uhm] A slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable
Definitions for effluvium
- A slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable
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Citations for effluvium
Beside them was the dark well-hole, with that horrid effluvium stealing up from its mysterious depths.
That was no real problem, however, for Alobar simply followed the scent, that effluvium of goat glands that hung in the air like a salty mist and drew him ever higher up the craggy vertebrae.
Origin of effluvium
Effluvium comes into English from the Latin effluere, "to flow out."