efflux

[ ef-luhks ]
/ ˈɛf lʌks /

noun

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


n.

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

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