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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Effusion \Ef*fu"sion\, noun [L. effusio: cf. F. effusion.]

1. The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.

To save the effusion of my people's blood. --Dryden.

2. That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.

Wash me with that precious effusion, and I shall be whiter than sow. --Eikon Basilike.

The light effusions of a heedless boy. --Byron.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

effusion

noun

1: an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: {effusion}, {gush}, {outburst}, {blowup}, {ebullition}]

2: flow under pressure


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