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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ef·fu·sion /ɪˈfjuʒən, ɛ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ef·fu·sion /ɪˈfjuʒən, ɛ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ef·fu·sion n.
 1. The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.
    To save the effusion of my people's blood.   --Dryden.
 2. That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.
    Wash me with that precious effusion, and I shall be whiter than sow.   --Eikon Basilike.
    The light effusions of a heedless boy.   --Byron.
 3. Pathol. (a) 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. (b) The liquid escaping or exuded.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: gush, outburst,
            blowup, ebullition]
      2: flow under pressure