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
- 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.
- To flow out or away.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of flowing out
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)