miasma

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1665. From Ancient Greek μίασμα (miasma) (miasma) "stain, pollution".

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miasma (plural miasmas or miasmata)

  1. A noxious atmosphere or influence.
  2. A noxious atmosphere or emanation once thought to originate from swamps and waste to cause disease.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

miasma m (plural miasmi)

  1. miasma

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

miasma m (plural miasmas)

  1. miasma