miasma miasma  /mi ˈæz mə/


  1. (n) an unwholesome atmosphere
  2. (n) unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources


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  1. After dropping him into the black miasma below, his helicopter did something he had never seen in his entire 13-year career: it flew away--so that he could hear the cries for help.
  2. Brought the science of physchology in America almost singlehanded out of the miasma of metaphysics into the clear white light of experimental rationalism.
  3. The miasma off the beaches of New York was the cruelest of elements, mixing the memory and desires of the dead with the terror and fears of the living.


  • Financial Illiteracy Exacerbates Student Loan Crisis

    By Michael P. Tremoglie NEW YORK (MainStreet)--It seems that many students - and their parents - are wading into a miasma of college tuition financing they are ill-prepared to understand. All too anxious to start attending the college of their choice, indeed often the college of their dreams, students and parents know little about the terms of the loans they obtain for tuition. Also see ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com


  1. "My singing is an affectation of what I've loved since I was a kid," says Plant of the unlikely union. "And I'm a white kid trying to interpret social conditions that don't exist, all that kind of miasma of the dark voodoo hoochie-coochie...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Robert Plant Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "One of the very few positive consequences of the current financial miasma will be a sharp cultural shift in our attitude toward the economic value of our labor," argues Keen, which leads up to his conclusion that nobody will want to work for free.
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Andrew Keen Source: OStatic (blog)

  3. ...the challenge, Haiti's interim President Boniface Alexandre, whose country is the most impoverished in the Western hemisphere, called on the international community to help his country "emerge from the miasma of underdevelopment, extreme...
    on Sep 19, 2005 By: Boniface Alexandre Source: USA Today

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