[ef-luh-res-uh ns] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs əns/
the state or a period of flowering.
an example or result of growth and development:
These works are the efflorescence of his genius.
Pathology. a rash or eruption of the skin.
a bursting forth or flowering
any skin rash or eruption
1620s, from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).
[ef-luh-res-uh nt] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs ənt/ adjective 1. efflorescing; blossoming. 2. Chemistry. adj. 1818, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).
[ef-loo-uh ns] /ˈɛf lu əns/ noun 1. the action or process of flowing out; efflux. 2. something that flows out; emanation. /ˈɛflʊəns/ noun 1. the act or process of flowing out 2. something that flows out n. c.1600, from Late Latin effluentia, from Latin effluentem (nominative effluens) “flowing out,” present participle of effluere “to flow […]
[ef-loo-uh nt] /ˈɛf lu ənt/ adjective 1. flowing out or forth. noun 2. something that flows out or forth; outflow; . 3. a stream flowing out of a lake, reservoir, etc. 4. sewage that has been treated in a septic tank or sewage treatment plant. 5. sewage or other liquid waste that is discharged into […]
[ih-floo-vee-uh m] /ɪˈflu vi əm/ noun, plural effluvia [ih-floo-vee-uh] /ɪˈflu vi ə/ (Show IPA), effluviums. 1. a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, especially one that is disagreeable or noxious. /ɛˈfluːvɪəm/ noun (pl) -via (-vɪə), -viums 1. an unpleasant smell or exhalation, as of gaseous waste or decaying matter n. Latin plural of effluvium. n. […]