from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of flowing out.
  • noun Something that flows out.
  • noun The amount flowing out.
  • intransitive verb To issue or stream out, in or as if in a flow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flowing out or forth; efflux; issue.
  • To flow out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To flow out.
  • noun A flowing out; efflux.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of flowing out
  • verb intransitive To flow outward.

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

  • noun a natural flow of ground water
  • noun the discharge of a fluid from some container
  • noun the process of flowing out


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