See also: Effusion

English Edit

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from Middle French effusion, from Latin effūsiō (outpouring). Displaced native Old English āgotennes.

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effusion (countable and uncountable, plural effusions)

  1. A liquid outpouring.
  2. (chemistry, physics) Process of gases passing through a hole or holes considerably smaller than the mean free path of the gas molecules.
  3. (figurative, by extension) An outpouring of speech or emotion.
  4. (medicine) The seeping of fluid into a body cavity; the fluid itself.

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French Edit

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Etymology Edit

Inherited from Middle French effusion, borrowed from Latin effusiōnem.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (file)

Noun Edit

effusion f (plural effusions)

  1. effusion

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