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  • adj. Of or pertaining to effluvia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to effluvia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to effluvia; containing effiuvia.


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  • Though the restrooms themselves exist, they are not enshrined in a single place, in a sort of effluvial Cooperstown.

    Halls of Fame for the Obliviously Obscure

  • Whining doesn't really offer itself up as a convincing branding strategy; and the political justification for journalism, namely the vital constitutional role of the media in American democracy, sounds both sanctimonious and pretentious -- simply reminding people of the effluvial stench of journalism's sins instead of the grandeur of its triumphs.

    Time For A Slow-Word Movement

  • And you have been outed yourself, by the various comments in reply to your odious effluvial self-serving waffle.

    Disgraceful Times. Where will it all end? (Times Story update)

  • For example, the effluvial theory of static electricy is an empirically successful theory whose central unobservable terms have been replaced by later theories.


  • It was an intimate affair – well, about as intimate as you can get with the girth of my family – and the best speeches belonged to Kent, Jordana's grandmother, and a delightfully effluvial Mac Rogers.


  • For a second or two the material clung to the rotting flesh beneath, then it pulled free to billow a fresh gust of effluvial stench into the church.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • No sooner had the turkey entered a colored canyon in southeastern Idaho, however, a place where the sandstone appeared to be painted with lavender eye shadow and pomegranate lip balms, than the latent frankincense of Jezebel filled the turkey like an effluvial stuffing and ...

    Skinny Legs and All

  • By contagious diseases are meant those that are transmitted by contact with the diseased person either directly, by touch, or indirectly by the use of the same articles, by the breath or effluvial emanations from the body or other sources.

    Insects and Diseases A Popular Account of the Way in Which Insects may Spread or Cause some of our Common Diseases

  • There was a definite morbid curiosity and courting of death in his actions, his feelings elated by travel to someplace new, but his thoughts were macabre and fixated on the vicissitudes and impermanence of one's life, the attempts to belie those with money, property, family, and notoriety as if one could solidify one's effluvial existence to

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • In the second place, a powerful current of air, sweeping away in a contrary direction all particles that might inform the sense of smell, does not prevent the butterflies from arriving from a direction opposite to that taken by the effluvial stream, as we understand such matters.

    Social Life in the Insect World


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