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Definition of "effluvia" [effluvia]

  • Plural form of effluvium. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "effluvia" in a sentence
  • "Our magic motor stopped, the doors swung open – and we must have been downwind because a certain effluvia crept over us."
  • "The watering of the Cairo streets of late years has been excessive; they are now lines of mud in summer as well as in winter and the effluvia from the droppings of animals have, combined with other causes, seriously deteriorated the once charming climate."
  • "Just as it is necessary to renew the air round a sick person frequently, to carry off morbid effluvia from the lungs and skin, by maintaining free ventilation, so is it necessary to keep the pores of the skin free from all obstructing excretions."