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From dis- +‎ fluō (flow).



diffluō (present infinitive diffluere, perfect active diffluxī, supine diffluxum); third conjugation

  1. (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run away or in different directions.
  2. (intransitive) I dissolve, melt away, disappear.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) I am dissolved in, abandoned to, waste away.


   Conjugation of diffluo (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffluō diffluis diffluit diffluimus diffluitis diffluunt
imperfect diffluēbam diffluēbās diffluēbat diffluēbāmus diffluēbātis diffluēbant
future diffluam diffluēs diffluet diffluēmus diffluētis diffluent
perfect diffluxī diffluxistī diffluxit diffluximus diffluxistis diffluxērunt, diffluxēre
pluperfect diffluxeram diffluxerās diffluxerat diffluxerāmus diffluxerātis diffluxerant
future perfect diffluxerō diffluxeris diffluxerit diffluxerimus diffluxeritis diffluxerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffluam diffluās diffluat diffluāmus diffluātis diffluant
imperfect diffluerem diffluerēs difflueret diffluerēmus diffluerētis diffluerent
perfect diffluxerim diffluxerīs diffluxerit diffluxerimus diffluxeritis diffluxerint
pluperfect diffluxissem diffluxissēs diffluxisset diffluxissēmus diffluxissētis diffluxissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present difflue diffluite
future diffluitō diffluitō diffluitōte diffluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives diffluere diffluxisse
participles diffluēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
diffluere diffluendī diffluendō diffluendum

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  • diffluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diffluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • diffluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the river is over its banks, is in flood: flumen extra ripas diffluit
    • to grow slack with inactivity, stagnate: otio diffluere
    • to wanton in the pleasures of sense: deliciis diffluere
    • to be abandoned to a life of excess: luxuria diffluere (Off. 1. 30. 106)
    • to be abandoned to a life of excess: omnium rerum copia diffluere