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effluence Syllabification: ef·flu·ence
Pronunciation: /ˈeflo͞oəns/

Definition of effluence in English:


1A substance that flows out from something.
Example sentences
  • Big cities and towns such as Sofia and Stara Zagora are the main culprits - they don't have adequate water treatment facilities and often outflow their effluence into small rivers with very little dilution.
  • While we treat 80,000 cubic meters of effluence, the company has capacity to treat only half of the effluence.
  • Sir Joseph Bazalgette's solution helped solve the problem with his 82-mile system of tunnels and pumping stations to cope with the effluence.
1.1The action of flowing out.
Example sentences
  • It is a continuous process, like the effluence of light from a lamp.
  • They tend to prove the simultaneous affluence and effluence of the electric matter, a doctrine long since espoused, and very well supported by our author.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin effluentia, from Latin effluere 'flow out', from ex- 'out' + fluere 'to flow'.

Words that rhyme with effluence

perpetuance • affluence
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