efflux

[ef-luhks]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. efflorescent,
  2. effluence,
  3. effluent,
  4. effluvia,
  5. effluvium,
  6. effort,
  7. effort bargain,
  8. effort syndrome,
  9. effortful,
  10. effortless

Also ef·flux·ion [ih-fluhk-shuh n] /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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Word Origin and History for efflux

efflux

n.

1640s, from Latin effluxus, past participle of effluere (see effluence).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper