AskDefine | Define effluvium

Dictionary Definition

effluvium n : a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste) [also: effluvia (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



From effluvium "an outlet"


  1. a gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one
  2. a condition causing the shedding of hair


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

afterdamp, aroma, aura, blackdamp, breath, chokedamp, cloud, coal gas, damp, definite odor, detectable odor, ectoplasm, ectoplasy, emanation, essence, exhalation, exhaust, exhaust gas, exteriorized protoplasm, fetid air, firedamp, flatus, flavor, fluid, fragrance, fume, malaria, mephitis, miasma, odor, puff of smoke, redolence, reek, savor, scent, smell, smoke, smudge, spoor, steam, stench, subtle odor, trace, trail, vapor, volatile, water vapor, whiff
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