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1A substance that flows out from something.
discharge, emission, release, outflow, outflowing, outpouring, outrush, rush, flood, deluge, spurt, jet, cascade, stream, torrent, gushView synonyms
- ‘Big cities and towns such as Sofia and Stara Zagora are the main culprits - they don't have adequate water treatment facilities and often outflow their effluence into small rivers with very little dilution.’
- ‘First of all, it should be made clear that in this type of case, the effluence is not really the problem.’
- ‘Water supply has been erratic, while the water itself has been of questionable standards and the sewerage systems have frequently failed through blockages, with effluence spewing into the streets.’
- ‘In a few cases these have been caused by specific industrial pollution, but most are the result of organic pollution caused by domestic effluence.’
- ‘While we treat 80,000 cubic meters of effluence, the company has capacity to treat only half of the effluence.’
- ‘In this case the polluter is forced to ‘pay’ either through a tax that is equivalent to the ‘pollution costs’ per unit of output or per unit of effluence.’
- ‘Turns out the friend's job is to sweep up the elephant effluence.’
- ‘Sir Joseph Bazalgette's solution helped solve the problem with his 82-mile system of tunnels and pumping stations to cope with the effluence.’
- 1.1mass noun The action of flowing out.
- ‘They tend to prove the simultaneous affluence and effluence of the electric matter, a doctrine long since espoused, and very well supported by our author.’
- ‘It is a continuous process, like the effluence of light from a lamp.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin effluentia, from Latin effluere ‘flow out’, from ex- ‘out’ + fluere ‘to flow’.
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