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[n] a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration; "divine afflatus"

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\Af*fla"tus\, n. [L., fr. afflare. See {Afflation}.]
1. A breath or blast of wind.
2. A divine impartation of knowledge; supernatural impulse; inspiration. A poet writing against his genius will be like a prophet without his afflatus. --Spence.