noun di·a·pasm \ˈdīəˌpazəm\

Definition of diapasm




  1. :  a perfume of powdered aromatic herbs sometimes made into little balls and strung together

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Origin and Etymology of diapasm

Latin diapasma, from Greek diapasma, from diapassein to sprinkle, from dia- + passein to sprinkle — more at quash

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capable of being understood in two ways

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