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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flowing outward.
  • n. Something that flows out or forth; an effluence.
  • n. A passing or an expiration, as of time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of flowing out.
  • n. That which has flowed out.
  • v. To run out.
  • v. To flow forth.
  • v. To pass away.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of flowing out, or issuing forth; effusion; outflow
  • n. That which flows out; emanation; effluence.
  • intransitive v. To run out; to flow forth; to pass away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flow out or away.
  • n. The act or state of flowing out or issuing in a stream; effusion; effiuence; flow: as, an efflux of matter from an ulcer.
  • n. That which flows out; an emanation, effusion, or effluence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of flowing out

Etymologies

From Latin efflūxus, past participle of effluere, to flow out; see effluent.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin effluxus, from effluō ("flow out or away"), from ex ("out of, from") + fluō ("flow"). (Wiktionary)

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