efflux

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n efflux the process of flowing out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Efflux That which flows out; emanation; effluence. "Prime cheerer, light! . . . Efflux divine."
    • Efflux The act or process of flowing out, or issuing forth; effusion; outflow; as, the efflux of matter from an ulcer; the efflux of men's piety. "It is then that the devout affections . . . are incessantly in efflux ."
    • v. i Efflux To run out; to flow forth; to pass away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n efflux The act or state of flowing out or issuing in a stream; effusion; effiuence; flow: as, an efflux of matter from an ulcer. The rate of efflux of a fluid is roughly calculated by Torricelli's theorem, that the velocity at the orifice is the same as if each particle had fallen freely from the level of the fluid in the vessel. But, owing to the converging motion, the area of the orifice is greater than the section of the stream, while the pressure is increased, so that the efflux is less than the amount given by Torricelli's theorem.
    • n efflux That which flows out; an emanation, effusion, or effluence.
    • efflux To flow out or away.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Efflux ef′fluks act of flowing out: that which flows out
    • Efflux Also Efflux′ion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Effluent Flux

Usage

In literature:

Partaker of influx and efflux I, extoller of hate and conciliation, Extoller of amies and those that sleep in each others' arms.
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
By the second hour, the efflux from the city was a stream unbroken and innumerable.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
The contents of the stomach and intestines were deluged with the yellow viscous efflux from the cancer.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
The efflux of money from England, and its influx into Germany, will raise money prices in the latter country, and lower them in the former.
"Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy" by John Stuart Mill
Antoninus says that the soul of man is an efflux from the divinity.
"Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus" by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The best mode of encouraging the efflux of the peccant humor is for the patient to have a cigar in his mouth.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
Their light rays forth without effort, being an involuntary efflux.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
A great, struggling, churning, sprawling, desperate efflux from east to west began; once more the Golden Horde was on the march.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
He saw some large sand banks before him, which had been left bare by the efflux of the tide.
"Forests of Maine" by Jacob S. Abbott
Also applied to the spot where the efflux commences.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Everything that he did and all that he said were merely the efflux of his high spirits as a schoolboy.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
This efflux will reach and fill your soul, in proportion as you are emptied of self.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
And of Cone rather then Pyramid because of the roundnesse of the figure, which the effluxes of all things imitate.
"Democritus Platonissans" by Henry More
In general, however, the efflux of water at these inferior openings is surprisingly uniform.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
There was, to be sure, the concept of effluxes.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
With much increased velocity of efflux the flame will be blown out.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Visibility as spirits or apparitions, and effluxes from their systems, were their crimes.
"Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism" by Allen Putnam
Individual souls are an efflux from the all-compassing world-soul.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
AESTUS (L.), efflux, passionate glow.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
But these latter personages are partly paid for watching the efflux of time, and no doubt they will do their duty.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various
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In news:

New Methods To Enhance Cholesterol Efflux .
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In science:

The formation of the region of compression 7 is favored by efflux currents which flow in the outgoing plasma jet.
Method of Forming Stable States of Dense High-Temperfature Plasma
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