poisonous+exhalations

  • 1 contagion — n. 1. Infection, communication of disease (by contact, direct or indirect). 2. Contagious matter, disease germs, virus, contagium. 3. Contamination, taint, corruption, infection. 4. Pestilential influence, poisonous exhalations, pestilence,… …

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  • 2 Avernus — Avernal, adj. /euh verr neuhs/, n. 1. a lake near Naples, Italy, looked upon in ancient times as an entrance to hell, from whose waters vile smelling vapors arose, supposedly killing birds flying over it. 2. hell. [ < L < Gk áornos birdless …

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  • 3 Mephitic — Me*phit ic, Mephitical Me*phit ic*al, a. [L. mephiticus, fr. mephitis mephitis: cf. F. m[ e]phitique.] 1. Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic exhalations; mephitic regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Offensive to the smell; as,… …

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  • 4 Mephitic air — Mephitic Me*phit ic, Mephitical Me*phit ic*al, a. [L. mephiticus, fr. mephitis mephitis: cf. F. m[ e]phitique.] 1. Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic exhalations; mephitic regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Offensive to the smell;… …

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  • 5 Mephitical — Mephitic Me*phit ic, Mephitical Me*phit ic*al, a. [L. mephiticus, fr. mephitis mephitis: cf. F. m[ e]phitique.] 1. Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic exhalations; mephitic regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Offensive to the smell;… …

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  • 6 Flora and fauna of the Discworld — Terry Pratchett s fictional Discworld has a large number of creatures and plants unique to it or its parasite universes (such as Fairyland or Death s Domain). Contents 1 Fauna 1.1 Ambiguous Puzuma 1.2 Basilisk …

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  • 7 Miasma (album) — Miasma Studio album by The Black Dahlia Murder Released July 12, 2005 …

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  • 8 malaria — malarial, malarian, malarious, adj. /meuh lair ee euh/, n. 1. Pathol. any of a group of diseases, usually intermittent or remittent, characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating: formerly supposed to be due to swamp exhalations but now …

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  • 9 mephitis — /meuh fuy tis/, n. 1. (in nontechnical use) a noxious or pestilential exhalation from the earth, as poison gas. 2. any noisome or poisonous stench. [1700 10; < L mephitis, mefitis; cf. Oscan Mefit(eí) the goddess of such exhalations] * * * …

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  • 10 miasma — miasmal, miasmatic /muy az mat ik/, miasmatical, miasmic, adj. /muy az meuh, mee /, n., pl. miasmas, miasmata / meuh teuh/. 1. noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere. 2. a… …

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  • 11 Taoism — Taoist, n., adj. Taoistic, adj. /dow iz euhm, tow /, n. 1. the philosophical system evolved by Lao tzu and Chuang tzu, advocating a life of complete simplicity and naturalness and of noninterference with the course of natural events, in order to… …

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  • 12 Daoism — or Taoism Major Chinese religio philosophical tradition. Though the concept of dao was employed by all Chinese schools of thought, Daoism arose out of the promotion of dao as the social ideal. Laozi is traditionally regarded as the founder of… …

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  • 13 miasma — mi•as•ma [[t]maɪˈæz mə, mi [/t]] n. pl. mas, ma•ta [[t] mə tə[/t]] 1) noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere 2) a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere •… …

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  • 14 malaria — /məˈlɛəriə / (say muh lairreeuh) noun 1. any of a group of diseases, usually intermittent or remittent, and characterised by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating; formerly supposed to be due to swamp exhalations, but now known to be caused by a …

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  • 15 miasma — /miˈæzmə/ (say mee azmuh), /maɪ / (say muy ) noun (plural miasmas or miasmata /miˈæzmətə/ (say mee azmuhtuh), /maɪ / (say muy )) 1. noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs infecting the atmosphere. 2. an… …

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