miasma

[ mahy-az-muh, mee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF miasma

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In the age of monarchy the king lived surrounded by a miasma of intrigue.

And there is no cramp in my heart, no miasma clinging to my senses.

Otherwise we run the danger of suffocation from the miasma of vulgarity.

It was as if Black Dan had dissolved into a miasma, and floated off.

It has, it is true, absorbed thousands of elements of miasma and filthiness!

My windows look into the pool and draw all the miasma out of it.

But, nevertheless, I am not so overcome by the miasma but what I can tell you how truly I love you.

I had to when you accused me of being like our friend the Miasma.

Can these evil doctrines be in the air, like a miasma or an epidemic?

Never in this world nor in the next, you miserable handful of miasma!

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Modern Latin miasma "noxious vapors," from Greek miasma (genitive miasmatos) "stain, pollution, defilement, taint of guilt," from stem of miainein "to pollute," from possible PIE root *mai- "to stain, soil, defile" (cf. Old English mal "stain, mark," see mole (n.1)). Earlier form was miasm (1640s), from French miasme. Related: Miasmatic; miasmal.

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