|English Dictionary: Effusion||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for Effusion|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|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
The light effusions of a heedless boy. --Byron.
(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.