Effluvium Ef*flu"vi*um, n.; pl. {Effluvia}. [L., a flowing out, fr. effluere to flow out. See {Effluent}, a.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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