<chemistry> The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels.

Origin: NL, from Gr. A live coal covered with ashes, fr. To set on fire, fr., cf. F. Empyreume. See Empyreal.

(01 Mar 1998)

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