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Below you will find the definition of effluvium, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
EXAMPLES - Effluvium in a Sentence
- I mean, these are people who examine their effluvium! (source)
- But, effluvium in the atmosphere bringing me down, though? (source)
- It left an effluvium of cordite that mingled with the pot smoke. (source)
- Many types of stress can trigger the hair loss of telogen effluvium. (source)
- As for the amorphous blobs of black effluvium, Ehomba knew what they were. (source)
- Together though, the variously awful odors wafted up and up in a sweet, bacterial effluvium. (source)
- He becomes defensive, and sometimes aggressive, when asked about the source of this effluvium. (source)
- Clear, cool and crisp, with just enough wind to sweep the effluvium of city life from the streets. (source)
- It was all vapor and fog, the most elegant effluvium imaginable, but the effect was utterly stunning. (source)
- Beside them was the dark well-hole, with that horrid effluvium stealing up from its mysterious depths. (source)
- No wonder Tyson is gravitating toward China which won't notice a little chicken effluvium in its water. (source)
- Kennit took a lavender-scented kerchief from his pocket and held it lightly to his face to mask the effluvium. (source)
- Finally we have an event that breaks through the toxic effluvium that has been emanating from Washington for years. (source)
- The same gestures are made, the same seats taken; the same effluvium prevails, not too strong, but just strong enough. (source)
- Not the type of vomit demanded by a stomach forcefully ejecting poisonous effluvium that it thinks will cause it damage. (source)
- Not starved, though; he stank, but with the normal scents of dirt and stale sweat, not the yeasty effluvium of starvation. (source)
- Major life stress may cause a temporary thinning of hair telogen effluvium, one of the most common causes of hair loss in women. (source)
- Once she smelt the cool muddy effluvium of the river on the dry warm night air, and she knew that they must be very close to the Nile. (source)
- But the whole contretemps does offer some pretty intense focus; I can't bemoan the effluvium and errata that usually gunks up my works. (source)
- Frequently, when passing at the distance of half a mile to leeward of a herd, I have perceived the whole air tainted with the effluvium. (source)
- It expresses the odour or effluvium which is constantly issuing from every animal, and especially when that animal is in more than usual exercise. (source)
- It took me a moment to realize it was maggots, festering in the effluvium that leached into the river below, where the villagers gathered their water. (source)
- I was the holder of seed, out-flowing perfume, effluvium out of stone like pearl, out of claw, my belly three times up from the full ocean of pregnancy. (source)
- Now it was much more than a fart - there were ungodly noises of wet effluvium, vaguely reminiscent of when they open the release valves on the Hoover Dam. (source)
- In essence, you've always been an unbelievably rude cad, but I've come to enjoy your occasional outbursts of effluvium powered by the blood of the unbelievers. (source)
- Any job that asks you to routinely clean up someone else's effluvium: school janitor, nurse, dogwalker, cat caretaker, housekeeper, bathroom attendant, etc., etc. (source)
- There simply is no regulatory solution to the millions of tons of searingly fetid, toxic effluvium that industrial hog farms discharge and aerosolize on a daily basis. (source)
- Words have been used by sophists for the same purposes, from the occult qualities of the peripatetics to the effluvium of Boyle and the crinities or nebulae of Herschel. (source)
- There were other, equally unsavory smells'the stench of the leather-workers 'vats, the effluvium of the glue-makers' pots, the pong of garbage - and dung-collectors 'heaps. (source)
- Even dead, Tony Perry exuded heat and smoke, as if her body was not so much breaking up, but was instead sending out a sexual effluvium that not even death could dampen down. (source)
- That was no real problem, however, for Alobar simply followed the scent, that effluvium of goat glands that hung in the air like a salty mist and drew him ever higher up the craggy vertebrae. (source)
- From these facts it would almost appear as if the effluvium of one set of men shut up for some time together was poisonous when inhaled by others; and possibly more so, if the men be of different races. (source)
- (This passing moment, purple and slow in the shadows, the lingering sour of old wine, the perfume effluvium of that dying book I found stuffed into a wall, is this the lament of memory, the paragon of sentiment?) (source)
- None of these was like it, though it had something of them all, with, added, the sourness of chemical waste and the poisonous effluvium of the bilge of a water-logged ship whereon a multitude of rats had been drowned. (source)
- If the shades were skeletons in the light and Sleeping Beauty was Cinderella in the light, and the country door appeared only in the light, and the gobbler effluvium showed on the doors, then the light showed was what there but could not be seen otherwise. (source)
- The flood-water ran into a marsh some miles above the mountain, and became as black as ink; and when it returned again to the river emitted so strong an effluvium of sulphuretted hydrogen, that one could not forget for an instant that the air was most offensive. (source)
- A hair loss condition called telogen effluvium, which is triggered by a significant event that takes a toll on our body -- for example, childbirth, a car accident, a death of a significant other and even dramatic weight loss can prompt hair follicles to go through the death phase telogen phase. (source)
- And during the McCarthy era, the columnists Joseph and Stewart Alsop observed that "something has gone wrong, very wrong, in the capital of the United States," noting that a "miasma" of political accusation "is seeping in over the nation's capital, like some noxious effluvium from the marshy Potomac." (source)
- But while others also are fascinated by her, by her purple turbans, her multicolored caftans, her welding-spark eyes, cavernous dimples, Santa Claus laughter, patchouli effluvium, ebony cigarette-holder, and rings whose stones are the circumference of goiters, you nevertheless are embarrassed to be seen with her in public. (source)
- I need scarcely expatiate upon the delicate and long-continuing fragrance which this luxuriant perfume imparts to all things with which it comes in contact; it is peculiarly calculated for the drawer, writing-desk, &c. since its aroma is totally unmingled with that most disagreeable effluvium, which is ever proceeding from alcohol. (source)
- It must be added, that, though the effluvium which is left by the footsteps of man is in general sufficient to induce lions to avoid a village, there are exceptions; so many came about our half-deserted houses at Chonuane while we were in the act of removing to Kolobeng, that the natives who remained with Mrs. Livingstone were terrified to stir out of doors in the evenings. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "effluvium" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 5 synonyms for effluvium.
exhalation, exhaust, odor, smell, vapor
We have 0 antonyms for effluvium.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of effluvium from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas.
- (noun) A byproduct or residue; waste.
- (noun) The odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter.
- (noun) An impalpable emanation; an aura.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one.
- (noun) A condition causing the shedding of hair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) A subtle or invisible exhalation; an emanation: especially applied to noxious or disagreeable exhalations: as, the effluvia from diseased bodies or putrefying animal or vegetable substances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)