noun, plural mi·as·mas, mi·as·ma·ta [mahy-az-muh-tuh, mee-]. /maɪˈæz mə tə, mi-/.
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Yet it kept off some of the chill night air, and the miasmatic breath of that “dismal swamp.”Nurse and Spy in the Union Army|S. Emma E. Edmonds
Trees were thrown down, and lie rotting in the black and miasmatic water.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
Diarrhea, typhoid fever, and other miasmatic maladies, became almost universal.Three Years in the Sixth Corps|George T. Stevens
Their course now lay for many leagues through a low country, abounding in lakes, and miasmatic marshes, and sluggish rivers.Hernando Cortez|John S. C. Abbott
The air was damp, oppressive and miasmatic, probably because of the rank vegetation that grew everywhere.Up the Forked River|Edward Sylvester Ellis