noun, plural ef·flu·vi·a [ih-floo-vee-uh], /ɪˈflu vi ə/, ef·flu·vi·ums.
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Origin of effluvium
OTHER WORDS FROM effluviumef·flu·vi·al, adjective
Words nearby effluvium
Example sentences from the Web for effluvium
It is the moral effluvium out of which our modern civilization has constructed itself.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value|Arthur Glyn Leonard
He shook a musty effluvium from his piebald clothes, overturned my inkstand, and went on with his insufferable nonsense.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
His defensive armour is found in the fetid effluvium which, by a muscular exertion, he is capable of ejecting upon his pursuer.The Desert Home|Mayne Reid
The whole atmosphere of the islet, as well as a large circle around it, was impregnated with the fearful effluvium.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
Its effluvium offended only one sense, affected only one set of sensation nerves.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins