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Meaning of EFFUSION

Pronunciation:  i'fyoozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  flow under pressure
  2. [n]  an unrestrained expression of emotion

EFFUSION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: gush, outburst
 See Also: acting out, cry, expression, flood, manifestation, outpouring, overflow, reflection, reflexion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ef*fu"sion\, n. [L. effusio: cf. F. effusion.]
1. The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood,
   of grace, of words, and the like.

         To save the effusion of my people's blood. --Dryden.

2. That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.

         Wash me with that precious effusion, and I shall be
         whiter than sow.                      --Eikon

         The light effusions of a heedless boy. --Byron.

3. (Pathol.)
   (a) The escape of a fluid out of its natural vessel,
       either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation
       through its walls. It may pass into the substance of
       an organ, or issue upon a free surface.
   (b) The liquid escaping or exuded.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Effusion is the abnormal accumulation of fluids in a body cavity.