Word of the Day: Effluvium


According to Merriam-Webster, effluvium means:

  • an invisible emanation, especially, an offensive exhalation or smell.
  • a by-product especially in the form of waste.

I might use the word effluvium in a sentence like this:

The effluvium issuing forth from the kitty litter box is a sure sign that it desperately needs to be cleaned.


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