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n. pl. ef·flu·vi·a (-vē-ə) or ef·flu·vi·ums
1. A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas.
a. A byproduct or residue; waste.
b. The odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter.
3. An impalpable emanation; an aura.

[Latin, from effluere, to flow out; see effluent.]

ef·flu′vi·al adj.
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In other words, I am always aware of the database as effluvial.