Definition by Wordnik
- (noun) A noxious atmosphere or influence: "The family affection, the family expectations, seemed to permeate the atmosphere . . . like a coiling miasma” ( Louis Auchincloss).
- (noun) A poisonous atmosphere formerly thought to rise from swamps and putrid matter and cause disease.
- (noun) A thick vaporous atmosphere or emanation: wreathed in a miasma of cigarette smoke.
Example by Wordnik
- Again, exposition; but a key thing to consider: the Greek concept of miasma is at play here. - More on Prologues
- I find the best way to address this miasma is with a high-end programmable universal remote. - Controlling the Living Room - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
- Micael Ewans, The Everyman Library, 1996), miasma is defined as: "Pollution; the word embraces both literal dirt and what we would call psychic pollution incurred by breaches of taboo, e.e. bloodshed." - Archive 2006-02-01
- It is impossible to have such an awful sewer of iniquity sending up its miasma, which is wafted by the winds north, south, east, and west, without the whole land being affected by it. - The Wedding Ring A Series of Discourses for Husbands and Wives and Those Contemplating Matrimony
- In areas where there are monsters milling about, a dark vortex -- known as the miasma stream -- needs to be sealed to prevent more monsters from appearing. - GameSpot's News, Screenshots, Movies, Reviews, Previews, Downloads, and Features