What is another word for miasmal?

144 synonyms found


[ mˈa͡ɪəzmə͡l], [ mˈa‍ɪəzmə‍l], [ m_ˈaɪ_ə_z_m_əl]

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How to use "Miasmal" in context?

When most people think of miasma, they might conjure up images of poisonous gas emitting from incapacitated animals or dark, musty rooms. But miasma can also refer to any kind of unpleasant albeit usually localized smell. In the medical world, miasma is used to describe an unhealthy atmosphere, often emanating from rotting biomaterials such as flesh or vegetable matter. One of the first descriptions of miasma was from the Greek physician Hippocrates, who in 350 BC noted that the air around a slaughterhouse was rife with the stench of rotting flesh.

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