Definition of effluxion in English:

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Pronunciation: /eˈfləkSHən/


1 Law (efflux) The passing of time, in particular when leading to the expiration of an agreement or contract.
Example sentences
  • This is not the sort of evidence that will suffer by way of effluxion of time.
  • I reject the submission that the right to apply lapsed through effluxion of time.
  • It follows that on August 17, 1979, the plaintiff's action was not barred by the effluxion of time.
2 archaic The action of flowing out.
Example sentences
  • This showed that George had died at 1.30 PM on October 4 from ‘effluxion of blood into the left side of the chest.’
  • Hence, the effluxion is prevented and it helps to increase the pressure of the incompressible hydraulic fluid.


Early 17th century: from French, or from late Latin effluxio(n-), from effluere 'flow out'.

Words that rhyme with effluxion

abduction, conduction, construction, deduction, destruction, eduction, induction, instruction, introduction, misconstruction, obstruction, production, reduction, ruction, seduction, suction, underproduction

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Syllabification: ef·flux·ion

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