- the escape of a fluid from its natural vessels into a body cavity.
- the fluid that escapes.
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Origin of effusion
OTHER WORDS FROM effusionnon·ef·fu·sion, noun
Words nearby effusion
Example sentences from the Web for effusion
Skipper Worse growled a little and rubbed his head, when Sivert Gesvint pressed his hand and welcomed him with effusion.
This she said with unusual effusion; generally the relations between the mother and daughter were a trifle stiff.
Mr. Pope read to us an odd kind of Latin-English effusion of the Dean's, which made us shake with laughter.
There is an intensity and effusion of spirit in them, in which his own more studied compositions are somewhat wanting.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Let us have your news anyway, and forgive this silly stale effusion.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for effusion
- the escape of blood or other fluid into a body cavity or tissue
- the fluid that has escaped