What is another word for miasma?

171 synonyms found


[ ma͡ɪˈazmə], [ ma‍ɪˈazmə], [ m_aɪ__ˈa_z_m_ə]

Miasma is a term that refers to a noxious, unpleasant or dangerous atmosphere. But, there are various synonyms to this word that one can use to avoid repetition or to convey different shades of meaning. For instance, one could use the term "stink" to describe an unpleasant smell or an offensive odor. The word "foulness" could also be used to express disgust. To indicate a noxious quality, the terms "toxicity" and "poison" come in handy. For a medical context, "contagion", "infection", or "plague" could also serve as synonyms for miasma. All these words help portray the same meaning, but in different contexts, emphasizing on slightly different aspects of the original idea.

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How to use "Miasma" in context?

Miasma is a term used to describe the unpleasant, often unhealthy, air that is believed to be responsible for spreading disease. Miasma theory is a pseudoscience that holds that bad air causes sickness and death.

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