effluvium

  • 1 Effluvium — Ef*flu vi*um, n.; pl. {Effluvia}. [L., a flowing out, fr. effluere to flow out. See {Effluent}, a.] Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 effluvium — 1640s, from L. effluvium a flowing out, from effluere (see EFFLUENCE (Cf. effluence)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 effluvium — ► NOUN (pl. effluvia) ▪ an unpleasant or harmful odour or discharge. ORIGIN Latin …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 6 effluvium — also effluvia noun (plural via; also viums) Etymology: Latin effluvium act of flowing out, from effluere Date: 1651 1. an invisible emanation; especially an offensive exhalation or smell 2. a by product especially in the form of waste …

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  • 7 Effluvium — Ef|flu|vi|um, das; s, ...ien [lat. effluvium] (Med.): Erguss, Ausfluss; Ausdünstung …

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  • 8 Effluvium — Ef|flu̱vium [aus lat. effluvium = Ausfluß] s; s, ...u̱vien [...ien] (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...u̱via): Erguß; Ausfluß; Ausfall. Ef|flu̱vium capillo̱rum [↑Capillus]: Haarausfall. Ef|flu̱vium se̱minis [↑Semen]: Samenerguß …

    Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • 9 Effluvium — Ef|flu|vi|um [...v...] das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus lat. effluvium »Ausfluss«> Erguss, Ausfluss, Ausdünstung (Med.) …

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  • 10 effluvium — n.; pl. via [L. ex, out of; fluere, to flow] A noxious smell or invisible emanation …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 effluvium — noun a) a gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul smelling one b) a condition causing the shedding of hair …

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  • 13 effluvium — Shedding of hair. SEE ALSO: defluxion (1). [L. a flowing out, fr. ef fluo, to flow out] anagen e. sudden diffuse hair shedding with cancer chemotherapy or radiation, usually reversible when treatment ends …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 effluvium — Synonyms 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… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 effluvium — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. emanation, exhalation, exhaust, odor; see drainage , emanation 2 , smell 2 , vapor …

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  • 16 effluvium — n. outflow; exhalation (especially one with an unpleasant odor) …

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  • 17 effluvium —    (eh FLOO vee um) [Latin: a flowing out] A foul smelling or noxious vapor; an invisible emanation, as from putrid matter; a miasma …

    Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 18 effluvium — [ɪ flu:vɪəm] noun (plural effluvia vɪə) an unpleasant or harmful odour or discharge. Origin C17: from L., from effluere flow out …

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  • 19 effluvium — n. Exhalation, vapor, noxious exhalation …

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  • 20 effluvium — n fume, exhalation, exhaust; miasma, mephitis, Archaic. malaria; gas, vapor; reek, stench, odor …

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