Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Effluvial adjective Belonging to effluvia.
Effluviate intransitive verb To give forth effluvium. [ R.] "An effluviating power." Boyle.
; plural Effluvia
. [ Latin , a flowing out, from effluere
to flow out. See Effluent
] Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from diseased or putrefying bodies, or from ill drainage.
[ See Effluent
.] 1. 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.
It is then that the devout affections . . . are incessantly in efflux . I. Taylor. 2. That which flows out; emanation; effluence.
Prime cheerer, light! . . . Thomson.
Efflux intransitive verb To run out; to flow forth; to pass away. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
[ From Efflux
.] 1. The act of flowing out; effusion. 2. That which flows out; effluvium; emanation.
Some light effluxions from spirit to spirit. Bacon.
Effodient adjective [ Latin effodiens , present participle of effodere to dig out; ex + fodere to dig.] Digging up.
Efforce transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Efforced
; present participle & verbal noun Efforcing
.] [ Old French esforcier
to exert one's self), Late Latin exforciare
; Latin ex
strong. See Force
.] To force; to constrain; to compel to yield.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Efform transitive verb
[ Prefix ex-
.] To form; to shape.
Efforming their words within their lips. Jer. Taylor.
Efformation noun The act of giving shape or form. [ Obsolete] Ray.
[ French effort
, Old French esfort
, for esfors
, from esforcier
. See Efforce
.] 1. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.
We prize the stronger effort of his power. Pope. 2. (Mech.) A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion. Rankine. Syn.
-- Endeavor; exertion; struggle; strain; straining; attempt; trial; essay. See Attempt
Effort transitive verb To stimulate. [ Obsolete] "He efforted his spirits." Fuller.
Effortless adjective Making no effort. Southey.
[ Latin effossio
. See Effodient
.] A digging out or up.
[ R.] "The effossion
of coins." Arbuthnot.
Effranchise transitive verb [ Prefix ex- + franchise : confer Old French esfranchir .] To enfranchise.
Effray transitive verb
[ French effrayer
. See Affray
.] To frighten; to scare.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Effrayable adjective Frightful. [ Obsolete] Harvey.
Effrenation noun [ Latin effrenatio , from effrenare to unbridle; ex + frenum a bridle.] Unbridled license; unruliness. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Effront transitive verb To give assurance to. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
; plural Effronteries
. [ French effronterie
, from effronté
shameless, from Latin effrons
, - ontis
, putting forth the forehead, i. e.
, barefaced, shameless; ex
the forehead. See Front
.] Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; barefaced assurance.
Corruption lost nothing of its effrontery . Bancroft. Syn.
-- Impudence; sauciness. See Impudence
Effrontit adjective [ French effronté .] Marked by impudence. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.
Effrontuously adverb Impudently. [ Obsolete] R. North.
Effulge transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Effulged
; present participle & verbal noun Effulging
.] [ Latin effulgere
to shine forth; ex
to flash, shine. See Fulgent
.] To cause to shine with abundance of light; to radiate; to beam.
His eyes effulging a peculiar fire. Thomson.
Effulge intransitive verb To shine forth; to beam.
Effulgence noun The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor.
The effulgence of his glory abides. Milton.
The bright and the balmy effulgence of morn. Beattie.
Effulgent adjective [ Latin effulgens , -entis , present participle of effulgere .] Diffusing a flood of light; shining; luminous; beaming; bright; splendid. " Effulgent rays of light." Cowper.
Effulgently adverb In an effulgent manner.
Effumability noun The capability of flying off in fumes or vapor. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
Effume transitive verb [ Latin effumare to emit smoke; ex + fumare to smoke, from fumus smoke.] To breathe or puff out. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Effund transitive verb
[ Latin effundere
. See Effuse
.] To pour out.
[ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
[ Latin effusus
, past participle of effundere
to pour out; ex
to pour. See Fuse
to melt.] 1. Poured out freely; profuse.
So should our joy be very effuse . Barrow. 2. Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
[ Obsolete] Young. 3. (Botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence. Loudon. 4. (Zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells.
Effuse noun Effusion; loss. "Much effuse of blood." Shak.
Effuse transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Effused
; present participle & verbal noun Effusing
.] To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
With gushing blood effused . Milton.
Effuse intransitive verb To emanate; to issue. Thomson.
[ Latin effusio
: confer French effusion
.] 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.
Effusive adjective Pouring out; pouring forth freely. "Washed with the effusive wave." Pope. Effusive rocks (Geol.) , volcanic rocks, in distinction from so-called intrusive , or plutonic , rocks. -- Ef*fu"sive*ly , adverb -- Ef*fu"sive*ness , noun
[ Anglo-Saxon efete
lizard. See Newt
.] (Zoology) (a) A European lizard of the genus Seps . (b) A salamander, esp. the European smooth newt ( Triton punctatus ).
[ Anglo-Saxon eft
, again, back, afterward. See Aft
.] Again; afterwards; soon; quickly.
I wold never eft comen into the snare. Spenser.
Eftsoon, Eftsoons adverb
[ Middle English eftsone
; Anglo-Saxon eft + s...na
soon. See Eft
, and Soon
.] Again; anew; a second time; at once; speedily.
And, if he fall from his capel [ horse] eftsone . Chaucer.
The champion stout eftsoons dismounted. Spenser.
Egad interj. [ Euphemistic corruption of the oath, "by God."] An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise, etc.
[ French égal
. See Equal
.] Equal; impartial.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Egality noun [ Middle English egalite , French égalité .] Equality. Chaucer. Tennyson.
Egean adjective See Ægean .
Egence noun [ Latin egens , - entis , present participle of egere to be needy, suffer want.] The state of needing, or of suffering a natural want. [ R.] J. Grote.
Eger noun An impetuous flood; a bore. See Eagre .
Eger, Egre adjective
[ See Eager
.] Sharp; bitter; acid; sour.
The egre words of thy friend. Chaucer.
Egerminate intransitive verb [ From Latin egerminare to sprout.] To germinate. [ Obsolete]
Egest transitive verb [ Latin egestus , past participle of egerere to carry out, to discharge; e out + gerere to carry.] (Physiol.) To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement; to excrete, as the indigestible matter of the food; in an extended sense, to excrete by the lungs, skin, or kidneys.
Egesta noun plural
[ New Latin , neut. plural from past participle of Latin egere
. See Egest
.] (Physiol.) That which is egested or thrown off from the body by the various excretory channels; excrements; -- opposed to ingesta .