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a mist or emission similar to a breath
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(ˈhæl ɪ təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
breath; exhalation; vapor.
[1655–65; < Latin; see halitosis]
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Noun1.halitus - exhaled breath
breath - the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his sour breath offended her"
halitosis - offensive breath
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n. hálito, aliento, aire aspirado.
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References in classic literature ?
It dawned upon me to what end the puma and the other animals-- which had now been brought with other luggage into the enclosure behind the house--were destined; and a curious faint odour, the halitus of something familiar, an odour that had been in the background of my consciousness hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts.
The place, by the by, was very stuffy and oppressive, and the faint halitus of freshly shed blood was in the air.
Halitosis which originates from latin halitus (breath) and greek suffix osis (pathological process) means bad breath in English (3).