Definition of effusion:
- That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.
- The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.
- 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.
- The liquid escaping or exuded.
flare-up, gush, diffusion, detonation, outpouring, wordiness, flow, ebullition, burst, outburst, volubility, enlargement, flush, blowup, explosion, stream, emanation, outbreak, tumultuous disturbance, magnification.
He looked very idle, and a little melancholy, as he sat there by himself, and he welcomed Algernon with even more than his usual effusion, asking him what he was going to do with himself, and offering to walk part of the way towards his lodgings with him, when he was told that Algernon must betake himself homeward.
I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood, by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate southern army known as the Army of Northern Virginia.- "Lee's Last Campaign", John C. Gorman.
Philip, who considered that place as his quarters, exclaimed against the insult, and ordered some of his troops to pull down the standard: but Richard informed him by a messenger, that, though he himself would willingly remove that ground of offence, he would not permit it to be done by others; and if the French king attempted such an insult upon him, he should not succeed but by the utmost effusion of blood.- "The History of England, Volume I", David Hume.