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effluves

"The aptitude of matter to disaggregate by emitting effluves[1] of particles analogous to those of the cathode rays, having a speed of the same order as light, and capable of passing through material substances, is universal. The action of light on any substance, a lighted lamp, chemical reactions of very different kinds, an electric discharge, etc., cause these effluves to appear. Substances termed radio-active, such as uranium or radium, simply present in a high degree a phenomenon which all matter possesses to some extent." [Gustave Le Bon, The Evolution of Matter, page 6]

[1] No exact equivalent for this word can be found in English, and I have therefore retained it throughout.—F. L.

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