- 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 is defined as emotion that is not held back, or the flow of fluids into parts of the body.
- 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 of effusionMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin effusio: see effuse
- 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 )
- Medicine a. The seeping of serous, purulent, or bloody fluid into a body cavity or tissue.b. The effused fluid.
From Middle French effusion, from Latin effūsiō (“outpouring”)