Effluvial Ef*flu"vi*al, a. Belonging to effluvia. [1913 Webster]

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  • effluvial — See effluvium. * * * …   Universalium

  • effluvial — adj. of an outflow; of an exhalation (especially one with an unpleasant odor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effluvial — effluˈvial adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑effluvium …   Useful english dictionary

  • effluvium — effluvial, adj. /i flooh vee euhm/, n., pl. effluvia / vee euh/, effluviums. a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable or noxious. [1640 50; < L, equiv. to ef EF + fluv , base of fluere to flow (see EFFLUENT) + ium… …   Universalium

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  • gassy — adj 1. gaseous, gasiform, aeriform; steamy, vaporous, volatile, etheric, ethereal; effluvial, miasmic; aerodynamic, aerostatic, pneumatic. 2. flatulent, windy. See flatulent …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • effluvium — /əˈfluviəm/ (say uh floohveeuhm) noun (plural effluvia /əˈfluviə/ (say uh floohveeuh) or effluviums) a slight or invisible exhalation or vapour, especially one that is disagreeable or noxious. {Latin: a flowing out} –effluvial, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • effluvium — [e flo͞o′vē əm, iflo͞o′vē əm] n. pl. effluvia [e flo͞o′vēə, i flo͞o′vēə] or effluviums [L, a flowing out, outlet < effluere: see EFFLUENCE] 1. a real or supposed outflow in the form of a vapor or stream of invisible particles; aura 2. a… …   English World dictionary

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