efflux

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

efflux (plural effluxes)

  1. The process of flowing out.
    We all age through the efflux of time.
    The efflux of matter from a boil can be painful.
    • I. Taylor
      It is then that the devout affections [] are incessantly in efflux.
  2. That which has flowed out.
    the efflux of a boil
    • Thomson
      Prime cheerer, light! [] Efflux divine.

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Verb[edit]

efflux (third-person singular simple present effluxes, present participle effluxing, simple past and past participle effluxed)

  1. To run out.
  2. To flow forth.
  3. (obsolete) To pass away.