American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flowing outward.
- n. Something that flows out or forth; an effluence.
- n. A passing or an expiration, as of time.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or state of flowing out or issuing in a stream; effusion; effiuence; flow: as, an efflux of matter from an ulcer. The rate of efflux of a fluid is roughly calculated by Torricelli's theorem, that the velocity at the orifice is the same as if each particle had fallen freely from the level of the fluid in the vessel. But, owing to the converging motion, the area of the orifice is greater than the section of the stream, while the pressure is increased, so that the efflux is less than the amount given by Torricelli's theorem.
- n. That which flows out; an emanation, effusion, or effluence.
- To flow out or away.
- n. The process of flowing out.
- n. That which has flowed out.
- v. To run out.
- v. To flow forth.
- v. obsolete To pass away.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of flowing out, or issuing forth; effusion; outflow.
- n. That which flows out; emanation; effluence.
- v. obsolete To run out; to flow forth; to pass away.
- n. the process of flowing out
- From Latin effluxus, from effluō ("flow out or away"), from ex ("out of, from") + fluō ("flow"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin efflūxus, past participle of effluere, to flow out; see effluent. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, as the Liberal Democrats were the cleanest party in terms of expenses, the ability to improve representation and take advantage of the efflux is reduced.”
“I don't expect to correct his behaviour (I gave up on that many many months ago), but I can ridicule his perversion of discourse so that his efflux is not mistaken for any drops of the nectar of knowledge by the ininitiated.”
“Researchers used a special incubator to measure both the quantity and quality of HDL, called efflux capacity, in 442 people with confirmed atherosclerosis and 351 healthy controls.”
“Of personal influence, speaking strictly, -- an efflux, that is, purely of mind and character," Mr. Emerson thinks she had more than any other person he ever knew.”
“To denote the mode according to which an inferior is derived from a superior degree, Basilides uses the term aporroia ( "flowing from", "efflux"), and Valentinus, the term probole (throwing forth, projection).”
“Like anything in nature, bacteria have ways to fight its opponents, and do so either by pumping antibiotics out of themselves through a process called efflux, or by rapidly mutating and changing the shape of the target of attack of the antibiotic drug.”
“With the great efflux of MPs leaving the House of Commons come the next election, mainly over the expenses scandal, there is a great chance for change.”
“In a separate group of 203 participants, efflux capacity had a significant inverse relationship with carotid-artery thickness, a known risk factor for coronary-artery disease.”
“HDL efflux: The capacity of HDL, or "good cholesterol," to remove cholesterol from human cells is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than a static numerical measurement of HDL, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.”
“Anything that lifts off a surface using reaction forces from a jet efflux to overcome gravity and relying upon internal propellants is a "rocket".”
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