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1. The act or an instance of flowing out.
2. Something that flows out or forth; an emanation.


(ˈɛflʊəns) or


1. the act or process of flowing out
2. something that flows out


(ˈɛf lu əns)

1. the action or process of flowing out; efflux.
2. something that flows out; emanation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.effluence - the process of flowing out
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge


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References in classic literature ?
The child's own nature had something wrong in it which continually betokened that she had been born amiss -- the effluence of her mother's lawless passion -- and often impelled Hester to ask, in bitterness of heart, whether it were for ill or good that the poor little creature had been born at all.
I remember it now, and I know that it was the effluence of fine intellect, of true courage; it lit up her marked lineaments, her thin face, her sunken grey eye, like a reflection from the aspect of an angel.
since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from Eternitie, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate.
He divined it in the way the girl looked at the young painter, and in his air of possession; and as Philip sat with them he felt a kind of effluence surrounding them, as though the air were heavy with something strange.
Some raillery follows; and at length Socrates is induced to reply, 'that colour is the effluence of form, sensible, and in due proportion to the sight.
Let our artists rather be those who are gifted to discern the true nature of the beautiful and graceful; then will our youth dwell in a land of health, amid fair sights and sounds, and receive the good in everything; and beauty, the effluence of fair works, shall flow into the eye and ear, like a health-giving breeze from a purer region, and insensibly draw the soul from earliest years into likeness and sympathy with the beauty of reason.
Where there's muck there's brass," went the voiceover, as Ann Widdecombe glumly sifted through an ankledeep stream of human effluence.
Where there's muck there's brass," brayed one workhouse boss, resplendent in his stove pipe, as he ordered Ann Widdecombe to shift through ankle-deep stream of human effluence.
Do we hope to perpetuate a world where affluence can continue to wall itself off from the very effluence and poverty it creates as its constituting condition?
It's great to see it has been built by a British company and it's great to see Nestle give it the support because this is one of the first that delivers on scale in terms of cleaning the water and using the effluence.
And, at the same time, World Wildlife Fund's Jason Clay warns us that "Food production is the biggest threat to the planet today, whether to habitat, to biodiversity, to deforestation, to water take, to water effluence, to chemical use, to greenhouse gases".
He will not touch the vile, dangerous effluence, instead removing it most carefully with tree leaves.