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


1. the act or process of flowing out
2. something that flows out
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(ˈɛf lu əns)

1. the action or process of flowing out; efflux.
2. something that flows out; emanation.
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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.
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.' This definition is exactly suited to the taste of Meno, who welcomes the familiar language of Gorgias and Empedocles.
since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from Eternitie, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate.
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.
Additionally, the need for high degree of waste treatment has increased the popularity of activated sludge procedure, which can create a high quality effluence at reasonable cost.
'So far a total of 10 compounds have been issued for discharging industrial effluence, 46 notices of directives, eight stop-work orders, in addition to court action being recommended against two factories,' he said in a statement, here today.
The National Environmental Tribunal found that Nema had failed to inform the public about the likely health effects of the effluence emitted.
Industries, municipalities which are discharging their chemicals and effluence in public water system as well as rivers and sea should remember SDG Goal 14 to avoid any negative impact on 'Life below Water' to save marine life, fishing business and adverse impact on our commercial and defense vessels.
Much to his horror finding himself covered in effluence, he promptly dived into the cut to try and get clean.