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[tran-sood] /trænˈsud/
verb (used without object), transuded, transuding.
to pass or ooze through pores or interstices, as a fluid.
Origin of transude
1655-65; < New Latin trānsūdāre, equivalent to Latin trāns- trans- + sūdāre to sweat Unabridged
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  • The sun shone on his dilapidated garments and on his purple skin; it was almost black and seemed to transude blood.

    Over Strand and Field

    Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for transude


(of a fluid) to ooze or pass through interstices, pores, or small holes
Derived Forms
transudation (ˌtrænsjʊˈdeɪʃən) noun
transudatory, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin transūdāre, from Latin trans- + sūdāre to sweat
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transude in Medicine

transude tran·sude (trān-sōōd', -syōōd', -zōōd', -zyōōd')
v. tran·sud·ed, tran·sud·ing, tran·sudes
To pass through pores or interstices in the manner of perspiration.

tran·su'da·to'ry (trān-sōō'də-tôr'ē, -syōō'-) adj.
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