Effuse definition

ĭ-fyo͝os
Spreading out loosely.

An effuse thallus.

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Spreading out loosely.

An effuse thallus.

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To ooze forth; exude.
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To pour out or forth.
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To spread out; diffuse; radiate.
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(obs.) Poured or spread out freely.
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To spread or flow out.
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To ooze forth; exude.
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Poured out freely; profuse.
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Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.

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(botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side.

An effuse inflorescence.

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(zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading, as in certain shells.
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To emit; to give off.
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(figuratively) To gush; to be excitedly talkative and enthusiastic about something.
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(intransitive) To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
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(intransitive) To leak out through a small hole.
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(obsolete) Effusion; loss.
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To pour out (a liquid).
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To radiate; diffuse.
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To spread or flow out.
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(bot.) Spread out loosely and flat, without form.
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Origin of effuse

  • Latin effūsus past participle of effundere to pour out ex- ex- fundere to pour gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French effuser, from Latin effusus, past participle of effundere (“to pour out”).

    From Wiktionary