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noun 
  1. A sudden rush of creative impulse or inspiration, often attributed to divine influence.
Etymology: The noun derives directly from the word "afflatus" which is the past participle of "afflare", meaning "to blow". It was thought that the gods blew on creative people, who would then inhale the god's breath and have an idea. This is the premise of "inspiration": inhaling divine breath and ideas.


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