From dis- +‎ fluō (flow).



diffluō (present infinitive diffluere, perfect active difflūxī, supine difflūxum); third conjugation, no passive

  1. (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run away or in different directions.
  2. (intransitive) I dissolve, melt away, disappear.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) I am dissolved in, abandoned to, waste away.


   Conjugation of diffluō (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffluō diffluis diffluit diffluimus diffluitis diffluunt
imperfect diffluēbam diffluēbās diffluēbat diffluēbāmus diffluēbātis diffluēbant
future diffluam diffluēs diffluet diffluēmus diffluētis diffluent
perfect difflūxī difflūxistī difflūxit difflūximus difflūxistis difflūxērunt, difflūxēre
pluperfect difflūxeram difflūxerās difflūxerat difflūxerāmus difflūxerātis difflūxerant
future perfect difflūxerō difflūxeris difflūxerit difflūxerimus difflūxeritis difflūxerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffluam diffluās diffluat diffluāmus diffluātis diffluant
imperfect diffluerem diffluerēs difflueret diffluerēmus diffluerētis diffluerent
perfect difflūxerim difflūxerīs difflūxerit difflūxerīmus difflūxerītis difflūxerint
pluperfect difflūxissem difflūxissēs difflūxisset difflūxissēmus difflūxissētis difflūxissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present difflue diffluite
future diffluitō diffluitō diffluitōte diffluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives diffluere difflūxisse difflūxūrum esse
participles diffluēns difflūxūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
diffluendī diffluendō diffluendum diffluendō difflūxum difflūxū

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  • Catalan: difluir
  • French: diffluer
  • Portuguese: difluir
  • Spanish: difluir


  • diffluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diffluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • diffluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the river is over its banks, is in flood: flumen extra ripas diffluit
    • to grow slack with inactivity, stagnate: otio diffluere
    • to wanton in the pleasures of sense: deliciis diffluere
    • to be abandoned to a life of excess: luxuria diffluere (Off. 1. 30. 106)
    • to be abandoned to a life of excess: omnium rerum copia diffluere