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miasma

mi·as·ma

miasma

 
 
pronunciation:
maI aez m [or] mi aez m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: miasmas, miasmata
definition 1: a thick, obscuring vapor.
The witches' faces disappeared in the miasma emanating from the cauldron.
synonyms:
fog, mist, smoke, vapor
similar words:
emanation, haze, vapor
definition 2: a cloud of poisonous or disease-ridden air as was thought to hover above swamps or areas containing putrid matter.
synonyms:
mephitis
similar words:
effluvium, fume, gas, pollution, vapor
definition 3: a confusing, difficult, and unhealthy atmosphere or set of circumstances.
similar words:
bewilderment, confusion, fog, haze, obfuscation
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derivations: miasmal (adj.), miasmic (adj.)