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English Dictionary: Effusion by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Effusion
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition]
  2. flow under pressure
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.
      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.
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