Definitions

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

  • noun The act or an instance of flowing out.
  • noun Something that flows out or forth; an emanation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of flowing out; outflow; emanation.
  • noun That which issues or flows out; an effiux; an emanation.

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

  • noun A flowing out, or emanation.
  • noun That which flows or issues from any body or substance; issue; efflux.

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

  • noun The process of flowing out.

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

  • noun the process of flowing out

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Examples

  • And the power which the eye possesses is a sort of effluence which is dispensed from the sun?

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • One kind of effluence goes from the perceiving organ to the object of perception; another kind goes from the object of perception to the organ.

    Empedocles

  • He divined it in the way the girl looked at the young painter, and in his air of possession; and as Philip sat with them he felt a kind of effluence surrounding them, as though the air were heavy with something strange.

    Of Human Bondage

  • He divined it in the way the girl looked at the young painter, and in his air of possession; and as Philip sat with them he felt a kind of effluence surrounding them, as though the air were heavy with something strange.

    Of Human Bondage

  • There was a kind of effluence of youth, of purity, of strength, about her which it was impossible not to feel, and which evidently roused the enthusiastic sympathy of the great majority of those who saw her.

    Miss Bretherton

  • And the process is one attended always by a glow and sparkle, a kind of effluence of youth and pleasure, which makes beauty more beautiful and grace more graceful.

    Robert Elsmere

  • And the power which the eye possesses is a sort of effluence which is dispensed from the sun?

    The Republic

  • And the power which the eye possesses is a sort of effluence which is dispensed from the sun?

    The Republic of Plato

  • a glow and sparkle, a kind of effluence of youth and pleasure, which makes beauty more beautiful and grace more graceful.

    Robert Elsmere

  • And I think somewhere they got the mistaken idea that “effluent*” was synonymous with “affluent”, and that effluence for the people was a good thing.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Congress

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