Pronounced: LOG-roh-ling, noun

Notes: I know one of the two meanings

Yesterday’s word

The word diffluence is

  • the act of flowing off or away
  • the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence
First usage

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).

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