noun, plural mi·as·mas, mi·as·ma·ta [mahy-az-muh-tuh, mee-] /maɪˈæz mə tə, mi-/.
Origin of miasma
Examples from the Web for miasmatic
The settlement of "Eden" may be precisely what Dickens drew it: a miasmatic mud-hole.The American Mind|Bliss Perry
The air was damp, oppressive and miasmatic, probably because of the rank vegetation that grew everywhere.Up the Forked River|Edward Sylvester Ellis
He wandered into the miasmatic world again, leaving them all touched, yet oppressed.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
There were a multitude of flying objects to be seen in the miasmatic air.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
The same may be said of fevers, particularly those occasioned by miasmatic or infectious virus.A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication|Daniel Clark
British Dictionary definitions for miasmatic
noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
Word Origin for miasma
Word Origin and History for miasmatic
1660s, from Modern Latin miasma "noxious vapors," from Greek miasma (genitive miasmatos) "stain, pollution, defilement, taint of guilt," from stem of miainein "to pollute," from possible PIE root *mai- "to stain, soil, defile" (cf. Old English mal "stain, mark," see mole (n.1)). Earlier form was miasm (1640s), from French miasme. Related: Miasmatic; miasmal.