noun, plural ef·flu·vi·a [ih-floo-vee-uh] /ɪˈflu vi ə/, ef·flu·vi·ums.
Origin of effluvium
Related formsef·flu·vi·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for effluvia
As an Ebola patient slips from bad to worse to dire, he can expel as many as two and a half gallons of effluvia a day.
One theory put forward for the supposed medical value of amulets was the Doctrine of Effluvia.Bygone Beliefs|H. Stanley Redgrove
I preferred to face the storm to bearing the effluvia of that highland abode.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
The effluvia became more sensible as I approached the door of the chamber.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
Zoz perfume, now so close to him, made him feel dizzy with its effluvia.Two banks of the Seine|Fernand Vandrem
I tell you, Kerr, added she, the effluvia from your shop is insupportable.