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Effusion


EFFU'SION, noun effu'zhon. The act of pouring out as a liquid.

1. The act of pouring out; a shedding or spilling; waste; as the effusion of blood.

2. The pouring out of words.

3. The act of pouring out or bestowing divine influence; as the effusions of the Holy Spirit; effusions of grade.

4. That which is poured out.

Wash me with that precious effusion and I shall be whiter than snow.

5. Liberal donation. [Not used.]