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effusion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effusion  \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 
  Basilike 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effusion 
  n  1:  an  unrestrained  expression  of  emotion  [syn:  {gush},  {outburst}] 
  2:  flow  under  pressure 




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