effusion

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noun ef·fu·sion \i-ˈfyü-zhən, e-\

Definition of effusion

  1. 1 :  an act of effusing

  2. 2 :  unrestrained expression of words or feelings <greeted her with great effusion — Olive H. Prouty>

  3. 3 a (1) :  the escape of a fluid from anatomical vessels by rupture or exudation (2) :  the flow of a gas through an aperture whose diameter is small as compared with the distance between the molecules of the gas b :  the fluid that escapes

Examples of effusion in a sentence

  1. Her poetic effusions became tiresome.

15th Century

First Known Use of effusion

15th century


EFFUSION Defined for English Language Learners

effusion

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noun ef·fu·sion \i-ˈfyü-zhən, e-\

Definition of effusion for English Language Learners

  • : something that is said or expressed too much or with a lot of emotion

  • : a flow of liquid or gas


Medical Dictionary

effusion

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noun ef·fu·sion \i-ˈfyü-zhən, e-\

Medical Definition of effusion

  1. 1a:  the escape of a fluid from anatomical vessels by rupture or exudationb:  the flow of a gas through an aperture whose diameter is small as compared with the distance between the molecules of the gas

  2. 2:  the fluid that escapes by extravasation—see pleural effusion



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