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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An exhalation of bog matter that was once believed to spread disease.

Usage examples (29)
  • The beds of seaweed, in a constant state of decomposition on the Pacific shore, create miasmata unquestionably injurious to health.
  • Swampy districts in Holland have been made habitable by an extensive culture of the Sunflower, the malarial miasmata being absorbed and nullified, whilst pure oxygen is...
  • It cleanses the atmosphere, and sweeps away the poisonous miasmata, which have been engendered during a period of quiescence, and which must, if not removed, prove...
  • The miasmata appear to ascend until they reach the level of the town above, where the atmosphere being less dense, and perhaps precisely of their own specific gravity,... for more
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