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effluence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effluence  \Ef"flu*ence\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  effluence.] 
  1.  A  flowing  out  or  emanation. 
 
  2.  That  which  flows  or  issues  from  any  body  or  substance; 
  issue;  efflux. 
 
  Bright  effluence  of  bright  essence  increate! 
  --Milton. 
 
  And  as  if  the  gloom  of  the  earth  and  sky  had  been 
  but  the  effluence  of  these  two  mortal  hearts,  it 
  vanished  with  their  sorrow.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effluence 
  n  :  the  process  of  flowing  out  [syn:  {outflow},  {efflux}]  [ant: 
  {inflow},  {inflow}] 




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