Part of speech: noun

Polluting exhalations; malarial poison. miasm.

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Usage examples "miasma":

  1. Fertile soils and spontaneous vegetation, reeking with miasma and overpowering from their odour, we had exchanged for a drouthy wilderness of aloetic and cactaceous plants, where the kolquall and several thorn bushes grew paramount. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
  2. What was this miasma in his heart? - "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.
  3. Yes, sir, I began when we came up the river; the doctor said it is a good thing to keep off miasma. - "Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril", G. A. Henty.