- tending to flow off or away.
- easily dissolving.
Origin of diffluent
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Diffluent, said of the gills when they dissolve into a fluid.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
The diffluent imagination is another general form, but one that is completely opposed to the foregoing.
Thus the diffluent imagination is, trait for trait, the opposite of the plastic imagination.
Here we come away from the vague forms; the diffluent imagination becomes substantial and asserts itself through its permanence.
There yet remains for us to study two important varieties that I connect with the diffluent imagination.