From dis- + fluō (“flow”).
diffluō (present infinitive diffluere, perfect active difflūxī, supine difflūxum); third conjugation, no passive
- (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run away or in different directions.
- (intransitive) I dissolve, melt away, disappear.
- (intransitive, figuratively) I am dissolved in, abandoned to, waste away.
- 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, 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