effluxion

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

effluxion (plural effluxions)

  1. The process of flowing out.
    We all age through the effluxion of time.
    The effluxion of matter from a boil can be painful.
  2. That which has flowed out.
    The effluxion of a boil is yuk!

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