Effusion

Ef*fu"sion

(?), n. [L. effusio: cf. F. effusion.] 1. The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.
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To save the effusion of my people's blood.
Dryden.
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2. That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.
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Wash me with that precious effusion, and I shall be whiter than sow.
Eikon Basilike.
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The light effusions of a heedless boy.
Byron.
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3. (Pathol.) (a) The escape of a fluid out of its natural vessel, either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation through its walls. It may pass into the substance of an organ, or issue upon a free surface. (b) The liquid escaping or exuded.
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