effluence effluence  /ˈɛ flu əns/


  • (n) the process of flowing out



  1. They wonder at the effluence of raw language and worry about its impact on old-fashioned notions of civilized discourse.
  2. Nevertheless, despite the effluence of manufactured sanctimony, Amelia is a taut and honest, if somewhat monochromatic, treatment of a painful subject.
  3. The movie is offhandedly shot, with none of Huston's old feeling for the look and the effluence of a place.


  • Thanks to those who commemorate the river

    THERE ARE people who disparage the Susquehanna, convinced it is a cesspool of effluence and pollution.There are those who fear it, remembering its destructive flooding force, it's ability to wipe out a lifetime's work and memories, and even a life.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Times Leader

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