Definitions

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  • adj. Filled with miasma; containing noxious vapors.
  • adj. Composed of or resembling vapors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as miasmatic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. filled with vapor
  • adj. of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution

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Examples

  • The very idea that sex is healthy and can be engaged in ethically and morally between consenting adults is an unspoken anathema to Catholicism (and, in more perverse and diluted forms, throughout protestant christianity where, because there is no cult of Mary, the subject has been more or less disregarded except as the kind of miasmic opprobrium sex has acquired through fractured moralistic denials of pleasure in general).

    Dangerous Intersection

  • Films move you through that same kind of miasmic time.

    An Author Retraces His Steps

  • One, they allow one to mark a space in them so you're not in an ever miasmic present of whatever screen you're on, but you have something that has an architecture and a structure, as does "Maus."

    An Author Retraces His Steps

  • Not even pariah states like Iran do … not even flaky ‘outlaw’ states like North Korea … not even disputably recognized miasmic statiods like (so-called) ‘Palestine’ …

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » How Is This Different From Citizens United

  • Question: When election rhetoric has been overrun by John Birch quacks, right-wing conspiracy burlesque, and xenophobic mobs -- how can a governing party craft a closing message sharp enough to cut through the miasmic mess and motivate the liberal base?

    Jeffrey Feldman: "President Palin": A Battle Cry -- For Dems?

  • Without AC, an office in August is a miasmic hell, calling for "Shorter summer business hours and month-long closings," and yes, even "siestas."

    The Big Chill: Giving AC the Cold Shoulder

  • An endless miasmic spool of road and headlights, monotonous and hypnotic.

    Carne Ross: Fleeing the Volcano

  • These range from the arcane and baffling to walks and cycle rides aimed at opening up fresh perspectives of the miasmic city.

    Best of the London Festival of Architecture

  • Rather, this would-be dramatic display to Mr. Nyman's miasmic music looked like a sampler of aimless exercises for Mr. Gomes's upper body.

    Those Mighty Men in Tights

  • But as we tried to navigate through the smoke and steam we found ourselves engulfed by a miasmic gas and had to retreat, retching.

    Richard Bangs: Climbing the Killer Prince -- Merapi Volcano of Java, Part 1

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