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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the pungent disagreeable taste and odor of most animal or vegetable substances when burned in close vessels, or when subjected to destructive distillation.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek a live coal covered with ashes: compare French empyreume. See empyreal. (Wiktionary)

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