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effūsĭo , ōnis, f. effundo,
I.a pouring out, pouring forth, shedding (a Ciceron. word).
I. Lit.: “atramenti,Cic. N. D. 2, 49, 127: “aquae liquor et effusio, i. e. its property of pouring forth,fluidity, id. ib. 2, 10, 26: “sanguinis,Vulg. Judic. 9, 24; cf. “alvi,Capitol. Gord. Tert. 28, 6.—
B. Transf.
1. A pouring or rushing out of people: “effusiones hominum ex oppidis,Cic. Pis. 22, 51.—
2. Profusion, prodigality, Cic. Part. 23, 81; id. Att. 7, 3, 3; Liv. 44, 9; Vop. Flor. 1.—In the plur.: “pecuniarum effusiones,Cic. Off. 2, 16, 56; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134.—
II. Trop., extravagance, excess: “animi in laetitia,Cic. Tusc. 4, 31, 66.
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