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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outflow, effluence, efflux(noun)

    the process of flowing out


  1. efflux(Noun)

    The process of flowing out.

  2. efflux(Noun)

    That which has flowed out.

    The efflux of a boil is gross!

  3. efflux(Verb)

    To run out.

    When three years efflux, the claim will have prescribed.

  4. efflux(Verb)

    To flow forth.

  5. efflux(Verb)

    To pass away.

  6. Origin: From effluxus, from effluo, from ex + fluo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Efflux(noun)

    the act or process of flowing out, or issuing forth; effusion; outflow; as, the efflux of matter from an ulcer; the efflux of men's piety

  2. Efflux(noun)

    that which flows out; emanation; effluence

  3. Efflux(verb)

    to run out; to flow forth; to pass away

  4. Origin: [See Effluent, Flux.]


  1. Efflux

    Active efflux is a mechanism responsible for moving out of toxic substances and antibiotics outside the cell; this is considered to be a vital part of xenobiotic metabolism. This mechanism is important in medicine as it can contribute to bacterial antibiotic resistance. Efflux systems function via an energy-dependent mechanism to pump out unwanted toxic substances through specific efflux pumps. Some efflux systems are drug-specific, whereas others may accommodate multiple drugs, and thus contribute to bacterial multidrug resistance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Efflux

    ef′fluks, n. act of flowing out: that which flows out.—Also Efflux′ion. [L. effluĕre, effluxum.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of efflux in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of efflux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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