Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

    February 3, 2009