[ ef-luhks ]
/ ˈɛf lʌks /
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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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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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How to use efflux in a sentence
Very little history, too, relating to this interesting period has survived the effluxion of time.Warwickshire|Clive Holland
Modern Folkestone is already, by effluxion of time, becoming sharply divided into modern and more modern.The Ingoldsby Country|Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
To reproduce the names of his horses now would not be worth while, as from the effluxion of time the interest in them has ceased.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
Longer experience shows this to be a difficult subject, which increases in difficulty with the effluxion of time.The Life of Daniel De Foe|George Chalmers
So we must call this constant and intended act of Nature, a slip or effluxion .The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne