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Definition of effluvium:

  1. Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from diseased or putrefying bodies, or from ill drainage.


litter, chaff, offscouring, trash, spilth, scrap, dreck, rubbish, truck, debris, deadwood, offal, drainage, junk, exhaust, refuse, waste, vapor, dross, dust, raffle, riffraff.

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