effusion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French effusion, from Latin effūsiō (outpouring)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

effusion (countable and uncountable, plural effusions)

  1. A liquid outpouring.
  2. (chemistry) Process of gases passing through a hole or holes considrably smaller than the mean free path of the gas molecules.
  3. (figuratively, by extension) An outpouring of speech or emotion.
  4. (medicine) the seeping of fluid into a body cavity; the fluid itself.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French effusion, borrowed from Latin effusio, effusionem.

Noun[edit]

effusion f (plural effusions)

  1. effusion

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