miasmata

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek μιάσματα (miásmata), plural of μίασμα (míasma).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: mī-ăz'mə-tə

Noun[edit]

miasmata

  1. Irregular plural form of miasma
    • 1973: Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow—With their nights’ growths of beard, matted hair, bloodshot eyes, miasmata of foul breath, DeCoverley and Joaquin are wasted gods urging on a tardy glacier.

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