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    effluvium - Dictionary definition and meaning for word effluvium

    (noun) a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
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the first part of the word is efflu, which means effluents. Effluents as such are harmful and produce a strong noxious smell.

effluvium....efflu(effluent)+vium....effluent means flow out...or vapourize....and in chemistry lab we must have smelt the obnoxious odour of hydrogen sulfide gas............

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EFFLUENT is discharged fluid waste. EFFLUVIUM is discharged, unpleasant odor

Because of ef+FLU+vium; area was FOUL SMELLING

relate efflu to swine flu which is noxious to breathe

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