effluvium

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a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)

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This coal, from places like the Powder River Basin, began as giant ferns and other plants flourishing in the lush effluvial plains of what is now Wyoming about 55 million years ago.
In The Right Stuff, his stirring tale of the first astronauts, he describes it as "a torrid effluvial swamp with a mass of mushy asphalt, known as Downtown, set in the middle".
The crush of bodies, the humidity, and the effluvial cooking odors contributed to an insalubrious, miasmal environment.
The electric effluvial generator IAT-Almaz is the newest development in the family of equipment designed for man-made generation of negative ions of air oxygen.
Despite the pungent smell, this humble little bulb is quickly redeeming itself as an effluvial elixir that holds promise of enriching our health as much as it has enriched our palate.