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effluence

[ef-loo-uh ns] /ˈɛf lu əns/
noun
1.
the action or process of flowing out; efflux.
2.
something that flows out; emanation.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin efflu- outflow (ef- ef- + flu- flow) + -ence
Related forms
supereffluence, noun
Can be confused
affluence, effluence, influence.
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effluence

/ˈɛflʊəns/
noun
1.
the act or process of flowing out
2.
something that flows out
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Word Origin and History for supereffluence

effluence

n.

c.1600, from Late Latin effluentia, from Latin effluentem (nominative effluens) "flowing out," present participle of effluere "to flow out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).

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