- to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
- to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
- to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate: to exude cheerfulness.
Origin of exude
1565–75; < Latin ex(s)ūdāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sūdāre to sweat
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Examples from the Web for exuding
Could it be by exuding sunshine and optimism, and unhesitatingly reaching across the aisle?Nevada Guv Faces Fans and Foes in Reelection
March 18, 2014
Coupled with Romney exuding a belief that this is a country that can still move forward, not backward.Buzz Bissinger on Being Savaged by the Liberal Media After Backing Mitt Romney
October 11, 2012
ARIES You loom large, exuding unabashed confidence and signature superiority.What the Stars Hold for Your Week
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June 19, 2011
Fieri (pronounced Fi-et-ti) is a breathless speaker, exuding an aggressive pep that can border on the manic.The Trailer Park Gourmet
November 10, 2009
These join together and form a mass of moist, exuding crusts.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
By 10 o'clock the seams in the decks of the ships were exuding pitch.With the Battle Fleet
Why was the man so infernally good natured, exuding an oily content?The Guarded Heights
When she came it was spring-time, and all the world was budding, exuding joy and hope, with the sun dancing over all.The Money Master, Complete
Miss Minerva's pupil, exuding information as it were at every pore in her skin, had been rudely dried up at a moment's notice.Heart and Science
- to release or be released through pores, incisions, etc, as sweat from the body or sap from trees
- (tr) to make apparent by mood or behaviourhe exuded confidence
C16: from Latin exsūdāre, from sūdāre to sweat
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Word Origin and History for exuding
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To ooze or pass gradually out of a body structure or tissue.
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