Miasma

Refers to unhealthy often hazardous fumes that causes diseases and often is believed to emanate from bogs or swamps, a thick vaporous emission, a bad or unhealthy environment.

Created On: Feb 22, 2013 12:16 IST
Modified On: Apr 17, 2013 12:14 IST

Miasma: Noun

Pronunciation: Mahy-az-muh’, mee

Difficulty Level: High

Meaning: Refers to unhealthy often hazardous fumes that causes diseases and often is believed to emanate from bogs or swamps, a thick vaporous emission, a bad or unhealthy environment.

Usage/Example

1. It is mandatory for all workers in coal fields to wear gas masks to protect themselves for the lethal miasma of hazardous gasses

2. Every time the elections are round the corner the atmosphere tends to have a miasma feel about it.

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