Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun The process of flowing out.
  • noun That which has flowed out.
  • verb To run out.
  • verb To flow forth.
  • verb obsolete To pass away.

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

  • noun the process of flowing out

Etymologies

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

[From Latin efflūxus, past participle of effluere, to flow out; see effluent.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin effluxus, from effluō ("flow out or away"), from ex ("out of, from") + fluō ("flow").

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

  • 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.

    Balkinization

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