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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
An invisible elastic fluid, rendered aeriform by heat, and capable of being condensed, or brought back to the liquid or solid state, by cold; a visible fluid floating in the atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as a fog; mental fume; vain imagination; unreal fancy; something unsubstantial and transitory.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Latin] Any substance in the gaseous or aeriform state, the condition of which is ordinarily that of a liquid or solid;â€”in a loose and popular sense, any visible diffused substance floating in the Atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as smoke, fog, or the like wind; flatulence;â€”vain imagination ; unreal fancy; airy or unsubstantial dream ;â€”something unsubstantial, fleeting, or transitory;â€”pl. A disease of nervous debility, in which a variety of strange images float in the brain, of appear as if visible; hypochondriacal affections; dejection; spleen.