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efflux

[ ef-luhks ]
/ ˈɛf lʌks /
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noun

outward flow, as of water.
something that flows out; effluence.
a passing or lapse of time.
a passing away; expiration; ending.

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Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also ef·flux·ion [ih-fluhk-shuhn] /ɪˈflʌk ʃən/ (for defs. 3, 4).

Origin of efflux

1635–45; <Medieval Latin effluxus, equivalent to Latin ef-ef- + fluc-, variant stem of fluere to flow + -sus, for -tus suffix of v. action
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