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mi•as•ma



Pronunciation: (mī-az'mu, mē-), [key]
n.,
pl. -mas, -ma•taPronunciation: (-mu-tu). [key]

1. noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere.
2. a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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