- Effusion is defined as emotion that is not held back, or the flow of fluids into parts of the body.
- An example of effusion is the descriptions of love found in some romantic poetry.
- An example of effusion is the flow of blood into other parts of the body after a gunshot.
effusion definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a pouring forth
- unrestrained or emotional expression in speaking or writing
- an escape of fluid that is bloody, serous, etc. into body cavities or tissues
- this fluid
- the passage of a gas under pressure through an orifice whose size is smaller than the mean free path of the gas molecules, as in measuring low vapor pressures
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin effusio: see effuse
effusion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. The act or an instance of effusing.b. Liquid or other matter poured forth.
- An unrestrained outpouring of feeling, as in speech or writing: “the devout effusions of sacred eloquence” (Edmund Burke).
- Pathology a. The seeping of serous, purulent, or bloody fluid into a body cavity or tissue.b. The effused fluid.
effusion - Medical Definition
- The escape of fluid from the blood vessels or lymphatics into the tissues or a cavity.
- The fluid so escaped.