efflux vs outflow what difference

what is difference between efflux and outflow

English

Etymology

From Latin effluxus, from effluō (flow out or away), from ex (out of, from) + fluō (flow). See also effluxion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛflʌks/

Noun

efflux (countable and uncountable, plural effluxes)

  1. The process of flowing out.
    We all age through the efflux of time.
    The efflux of matter from a boil can be painful.
    • 1988, Elizabeth Sagey, Degree of closure in complex segments, Norval Smith, Harry van der Hulst (editors), Features, Segmental Structure and Harmony Processes, Part 1, Linguistic Models 12a, page 176,
      The remaining effluxes are pronounced without audible velar release.
    • 2003, Awtar Krishan, Flow cytometric monitoring of drug resistance in human tumor cells, R.C. Sobti, A. Krishan (editors), Advanced Flow Cytometry: Applications in Biological Research, page 55,
      By facilitating efflux of drugs from the intracellular domain, these proteins reduce cytotoxicity and thus confer drug resistance.
  2. That which has flowed out.
    the efflux of a boil
    • Prime cheerer, light! [] Efflux divine.

Synonyms

  • (process of flowing out): outflow, effluxion, effluence
  • (that which has flowed out): outflow

Antonyms

  • influx

Translations

Verb

efflux (third-person singular simple present effluxes, present participle effluxing, simple past and past participle effluxed)

  1. (intransitive) To run out; to flow forth.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To pass away.


English

Etymology

out- +‎ flow

Noun

outflow (plural outflows)

  1. The process of flowing out

Synonyms

  • (process of flowing out): effluence, efflux, effluxion

Translations

Verb

outflow (third-person singular simple present outflows, present participle outflowing, simple past and past participle outflowed)

  1. (intransitive) To flow outward.

Translations


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