Definitions for: Effusion


[n] flow under pressure
[n] an unrestrained expression of emotion



Webster (1913) Definition: Ef*fu"sion, n. [L. effusio: cf. F. effusion.]
1. The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood,
of grace, of words, and the like.

To save the effusion of my people's blood. --Dryden.

2. That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.

Wash me with that precious effusion, and I shall be
whiter than sow. --Eikon
Basilike.

The light effusions of a heedless boy. --Byron.

3. (Pathol.)
(a) The escape of a fluid out of its natural vessel,
either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation
through its walls. It may pass into the substance of
an organ, or issue upon a free surface.
(b) The liquid escaping or exuded.

Synonyms: gush, outburst

See Also: acting out, cry, expression, flood, manifestation, outpouring, overflow, reflection, reflexion

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