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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Free expression of words or feelings; an outpouring. A liquid or gas that flows out of something, or the act of flowing out.

Usage examples (34)
  • Frank was touched by the effusion of good wishes from his colleagues at his retirement party.
  • Dalembert: Left knee effusion, which is fancy terminology for swelling in the left knee.
  • Pleurisy, with effusion, which is to be considered of tuberculous origin if no other cause can be proved.
  • In the case of extravasated fluids, operate immediately over the seat of effusion, which is frequently on the opposite side from the wound. for more
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