effusion

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

effusion (countable and uncountable, plural effusions)

  1. A liquid outpouring.
  2. (chemistry) Process of gases passing through a hole or holes considerably smaller than the mean free path of the gas molecules.
  3. (figuratively, 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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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French effusion, borrowed from Latin effusio, effusionem.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

effusion f (plural effusions)

  1. effusion

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