Definition of miasm in English:

miasm

noun

  • (in homeopathy) a supposed predisposition to a particular disease, either inherited or acquired.

    • ‘The sycotic miasm is the one that has the greatest tendency to overgrowth and hence obesity.’
    • ‘Hahnemann claimed that most chronic diseases were caused by miasms and the worst of these miasms were the ‘psora.’’
    • ‘It is as if the sacred geometry of Red Schiso attracts all the essences that are needed to make a formula that will address even the most chronic miasms or energetic blockages.’
    • ‘The final selection of the similimum will depend on the patient's miasms or inherited diseases, at which we will look more closely now.’
    susceptibility, liability, tendency, inclination, disposition, predisposition, vulnerability, openness, propensity, proclivity
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from German Miasm, from Greek miasma (see miasma).

Pronunciation:

miasm

/ˈmʌɪaz(ə)m/