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  • n. The process of flowing out.
  • n. That which has flowed out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of flowing out; effusion.
  • n. That which flows out; effluvium; emanation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of flowing out.
  • n. That which flows out; an emanation.


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


  • What is called effluxion is a destruction of the embryo within the first week, while abortion occurs up to the fortieth day; and the greater number of such embryos as perish do so within the space of these forty days.

    The History of Animals

  • If the seed remain within for seven days then it is certain that conception has taken place; for it is during that period that what is known as effluxion takes place.

    The History of Animals

  • About fifteen hundred pounds 'weight of artificial and compound magnets are so disposed and arranged as to be continually pouring forth in an ever-flowing circle inconceivable and irrestibly powerful tides of the magnetic effluxion, which is well known to have

    Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction

  • Last weeks term was effluxion of time, which is defined as:

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • Though events and the effluxion of time would soon sweep this away, one does wonder if there had been a more emollient response from Parliament and the British Government and greater willingness to compromise whether matters might have turned out rather differently.

    American Democracy or European Oligarchy?

  • It is widely recognised in customary international law that the wrecks of warships are entitled to Sovereign Immunity, so they cannot be salvaged without the consent of their Flag State (here the UK) and that title (ownership) is not lost through the effluxion of time, so no question of abandonment of the wreck of HMS Victory by the UK governmet arises.

    Odyssey’s Never Ending Quest for Treasure

  • Whether the destruction of such a traditional family is a genie which successive governments have allowed to get out of the bottle and cannot now be put back in is something which can only be shown after a considerable effluxion of time.

    A Right Royal Rebuke?

  • Votes that those same EuroNabobs will expect to be cast for ever and a day in favour of their preferred projects; whereupon the ‘Haves’ will find themselves roundly outvoted at every turn by the ‘Have-Nots’ and in due course with the effluxion of time they will themselves become ‘Have-Nots’, for that is how Socialism works.

    The Bosnian Trojan Horse

  • The reason why neither the latter nor those sanguinea mentioned (i.e. those whose uterus is low and which do not lay eggs) have this effluxion is the dryness of their bodies; this allows but little matter to be secreted, only enough for generation but not enough to be discharged from the body.

    On the Generation of Animals

  • "Automatic promotions due to the effluxion of time should be eradicated and replaced with a system that seeks to incentivise and reward performance," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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  • (n.) the passing of time, in particular when leading to the expiration of an agreement or contract.

    February 3, 2009