- the action or process of flowing out; efflux.
- something that flows out; emanation.
Origin of effluence
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Examples from the Web for effluence
And the power which the eye possesses is a sort of effluence which is dispensed from the sun?The Republic
I take it that the sun breathes in the effluence of all that fades and dies.
The sun is materially composed of all the effluence of the dead.
Each of these must be regarded620 as an effluence, or spark (Nizuz), from Adam.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
The common use of the term influence would seem to imply the existence of its correlative, effluence.A Mortal Antipathy
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- the act or process of flowing out
- something that flows out
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Word Origin and History for effluence
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