• WordNet 3.6
    • n effusion flow under pressure
    • n effusion an unrestrained expression of emotion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Effusion That which is poured out, literally or figuratively. "Wash me with that precious effusion , and I shall be whiter than sow.""The light effusions of a heedless boy."
    • Effusion 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."
    • Effusion (Pathol) 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.
    • Effusion (Pathol) The liquid escaping or exuded.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n effusion The act of pouring out, literally or figuratively; a shedding forth; an outpour: as, the effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, etc.
    • n effusion That which is poured out; a fluid, or figuratively an influence of any kind, shed abroad.
    • n effusion Specifically An outpour of thought in writing or speech; a literary effort, especially in verse: as, a poetical effusion: commonly used in disparagement.
    • n effusion In pathology, the escape of a fluid from the vessels containing it into a cavity, into the surrounding tissues, or on a free surface: as, the effusion of lymph.
    • n effusion [ML. effusio(n-), tr. of Gr. ῤν/σις.] That part of the constellation Aquarius (which see) included within the stream of water. It contains the star Fomalhaut, now located in the Southern Fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Effusion act of pouring out: that which is poured out or forth: quality of being effusive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. effusio,: cf. F. effusion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. effundĕre, effusumex, out, fundĕre, to pour.


In literature:

His confidences were not effusive, nor their subjects numerous.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Everything disappeared from before them in a radiant effusion of faith and love.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
The conversation became tenderly effusive.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
He received Terence with effusion.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
The ladies parted a little less effusively than usual.
"Tales of Two Countries" by Alexander Kielland
Mr. Montague was effusively friendly, and, for some mysterious reason, congratulatory.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
His manner was excellent, courtesy itself, but without any trace of effusion.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
His manner was not exactly effusive.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
Everything disappeared from before them in a radiant effusion of faith and love.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
The first sensation of Vaudemont on reading this effusion was delight.
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In poetry:

On him, in rich effusion pour'd,
The heavenly dew descends;
And truth divine he shall reveal
To earth's remotest ends.
"Hymn VI. Behold! th' Ambassador Divine" by John Logan
How she would fain the look of passion
In every bright effusive glance !
And how her changeful features fashion
To suit of love the wild romance !
"The Discarded Lover" by Laura Sophia Temple
First, for effusions due unto the dead,
My solemn vows have here accomplished;
Next, how I love thee, that my grief must tell,
Wherein thou liv'st for ever.—Dear, farewell!
"Upon His Sister-in-law, Mistress Elizabeth Herrick" by Robert Herrick
V. But, painter, far above thy wond'rous art
Were those dear lips, those lips where ever play'd
The smile benignant! where the honest heart
In undisguis'd effusions careless stray'd.
"The Picture" by Sydney Owenson
What hostile influence, glooming o'er his way,
Chill'd each fine impulse, each aspiring aim,
Effused bleak clouds round Life's declining ray,
And left his labours no reward but fame?
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent
Yes, gentle youth! to her, tho' little known,
Save by the rich effusions of thy lyre,
Th' admiring Muse shall breathe a mournful tone,
And sounds of grief shall o'er the floods expire.
"Lines To The Memory Of An Amiable Youth Of Great Promise" by Sir John Carr

In news:

Chris Christie Too Effusive About President Obama.
CNN's Effusive Coverage of Kazakhstan Is Quietly Sponsored by Its Subject.
Bruce and Reena both loved it, but I can't be quite as effusive.
Yes, I made up that word and I don't care who knows it since 2008 has turned into the year of James Franco and the effusive compliment well is running dry.
With effusive praise for him and his predecessor, the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors on Tuesday named Jim Erb to succeed county Auditor-Controller Gere Sibbach, effective Dec 29.
A thoracentesis revealed the effusion to be transudative.
"I couldn't love a job more," effuses Carol Swain, co-owner with Kay King of The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Virginia (www.thelittlegallerysml.com).
Enning James Joyce usually means purswhoing him by wordtracks and wisecracks, Doublin back over the grail to find that demned effusive simpletell.
The congratulations were effusive and personally directed at the president who has been in office for more than 13 years, making Chavez, 58, the longest-serving leader in Latin America.
Once again it's time to get those effusive greeting cards in the mail.
Washington coach effusive in describing sophomore leader.
Washington quarterback Keith Price threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over California, drawing effusive praise from his head coach.
And that earns him that admiration of many, including ESPN's Peter Gammons, who wrote a column containing effusive praise for the Tigers owner.
'America has truly lost a legend': Praise is effusive for first man to walk on the moon.
Leaves scattering but not in fiery Effusion, like the red/gold sentinels.

In science:

Lastly, a problem endemic to the subjective nature of explicit modeling techniques is that some users are more effusive in their ratings than others.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Konstan et al. recognize that some users are more effusive with their ratings than others.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
This effectively makes predictability more general then closeness and addresses the effusivity of ratings.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
For example, the effusion of a fluid through a pin hole allows one to infer the cluster size distribution from the mass yield of escaped clusters with a given velocity.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
In the 1930s, Rabi invented a method to unravel the quantum structure of molecules, based on the controlled manipulation of the tra jectories of molecules on their way from an effusive source to the detector .
Multiple packets of neutral molecules revolving for over a mile