noun, plural ef·flu·vi·a [ih-floo-vee-uh] /ɪˈflu vi ə/, ef·flu·vi·ums.
- effort bargain,
- effort syndrome,
Origin of effluvium
Examples from the Web for effluvium
So delightful was the effluvium of the garum considered, that Martial informs us it was carried about in onyx smelling-bottles.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Again and again, visitors at Mount Auburn have been annoyed, by this effluvium from the tombs.Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)|A Sexton of the Old School
The effluvium and the moans of several hundreds of wounded men greeted us.The New Book Of Martyrs|Georges Duhamel
The effluvium is visible under other conditions, which are worth noting.
Generally the effluvium appears to unite the tips of the fingers of each hand.
noun plural -via (-vɪə) or -viums
Word Origin for effluvium
1640s, from Latin effluvium "a flowing out," from effluere (see effluence).