The act or an instance of flowing out.
Something that flows out or forth; an emanation: "tremendous emotional effluences that affected blocks of people at a time, causing them to walk faster” ( Coleman Dowell).
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.