Pronounced: LOG-roh-ling, noun
Notes: I know one of the two meanings
The word diffluence is
- the act of flowing off or away
- the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence
Our word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
I did not know the meaning of deliquescence (to become liquid by absorbing liquid from the air or to melt away)in the meaning our word above. Our word is the noun form of the adjective diffluent, which comes from the Latin word diffluent, which comes from dif- (a variant of dis- [apart, asunder, away]) and fluent (flowing).