Efflux definition

ĕflŭks
A passing or an expiration, as of time.
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An ending; expiration.
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Efflux is defined as something that is defined as flowing out or the process of flowing out.

When water is flowing out of a river inlet and into a larger stream that is nearby, this is an example of efflux.

The water that is flowing out of a river and into a larger body of water is an example of efflux.

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A flowing outward.
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Something that flows out or forth; an effluence.
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A flowing out, or emanating.
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The process of flowing out.

We all age through the efflux of time.

The efflux of matter from a boil can be painful.

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That which has flowed out.

The efflux of a boil.

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To run out.
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To flow forth.
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A thing that flows out; outflow; emanation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
efflux
Plural:
effluxes

Origin of efflux

  • < L effluxus, pp. of effluere: see effluence

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin efflūxus past participle of effluere to flow out effluent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin effluxus, from effluō (“flow out or away”), from ex (“out of, from”) + fluō (“flow”).

    From Wiktionary