Definition of miasmatic in English:



  • See miasma

    • ‘To allay anxiety about deleterious perspiration and open pores in the miasmatic tropics, the British insisted on wearing thick flannel next to the skin.’
    • ‘If typhoid did appear, medical authorities recommended the removal of the troops from the miasmatic conditions, the disuse of the suspected contaminated water supply, and the disinfection of the latrines.’
    • ‘The texture of the air is different; drier, fresher: late August is miasmatic, but all that's gone now.’
    • ‘The painkillers killed the pain, induced a marvelous, floaty sort of feeling, and lifted my spirits to the point where I was filled with a sort of miasmatic love for every other man, woman, and small furry animal on the planet.’
    • ‘The inquiry itself embodied a pivotal shift in scientific paradigms of disease causation from miasmatic or filth-based models to the germ theory.’