Effusion

Definition of Effusion

Ef`fu´sion
n.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.) 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.

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acting out, blowup, cry, ebullition, effuse, explosion, expression, flare, gush, manifestation, outburst, reflection, reflexion
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