Definition of Effluvium

1. Noun. A foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste).

Generic synonyms: Discharge, Emission



Definition of Effluvium

1. n. Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from diseased or putrefying bodies, or from ill drainage.

Definition of Effluvium

1. Noun. A gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one. ¹

2. Noun. A condition causing the shedding of hair. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Effluvium

1. a byproduct in the form of waste [n -VIA or -VIUMS]

Medical Definition of Effluvium

1. Origin: L, a flowing out, fr. Effluere to flow out. See Effluent. Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from diseased or putrefying bodies, or from ill drainage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Effluvium

effluence
effluences
effluencies
effluency
effluent
effluents
effluous
effluvia
effluviable
effluvial
effluviant
effluviate
effluviated
effluviates
effluviating
effluvium (current term)
effluviums
efflux
effluxes
effluxion
effluxions
efforce
efforced
efforces
efforcing
efform
efformation
efformed
efforming
efforms

Literary usage of Effluvium

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1. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... in the meantime, he quivered under the effluvium of an immense love, a supreme and universal tenderness, as if the heart of all humanity were throbbing ..."

2. The Influence of Tropical Climates on European Constitutions: To which is by James Johnson (1827)
"Human effluvium or Contagion.—The existence of this fe- ... attest that the effluvium issuing from the bodies of a number of human beings confined too ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"to which is added, an Inquiry into the facts connected with those forms of Fever attributed to Malaria or Marsh effluvium. By FRANCIS BOOTT, MD Vol. II. ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"BALLARD ON effluvium NUISANCES. THE statutory appointment of Medical Officer of the Local Government Board lapsed with the resignation of Mr. John Simon. ..."

5. The Theological and Literary Journal (1850)
"... burning perfumes to destroy the effluvium of the sepulchre."—Vol. i. pp. 48-58. At the entrance of this double tomb, and opening on the same passage, ..."

6. Baltimore Medical and Surgical Journal and Review edited by Eli Geddings (1834)
"To which is added, an Inquiry into the facts connected with those forms of Fever attributed to Malaria or Marsh effluvium. By FRANCIS BOOTT, MD &c. &c. Vol. ..."

7. A Manual of Public Health by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1890)
"(188) Classification of effluvium Nuisances.1 THE most offensive nuisances, says Ballard, arc those which are given off from trade processes in which the ..."

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