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af·fla·tus

 (ə-flā′təs)
n.
A strong creative impulse, especially as a result of divine inspiration.

[Latin afflātus, from past participle of afflāre, to breathe on : ad-, ad- + flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

afflatus

(əˈfleɪtəs)
n
an impulse of creative power or inspiration, esp in poetry, considered to be of divine origin (esp in the phrase divine afflatus)
[C17: Latin, from afflātus, from afflāre to breathe or blow on, from flāre to blow]

af•fla•tus

(əˈfleɪ təs)

n.
inspiration, esp. as a result of divine communication.
[1655–65; < Latin afflātus a breathing on, inspiration =aflā(re) to breathe on, emit (af- af- + flāre to blow2) + -tus suffix of v. action]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afflatus - a strong creative impulseafflatus - a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration; "divine afflatus"
inspiration - arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

afflatus

noun
Divine guidance and motivation imparted directly:
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afflatus

nInspiration f