verb (used with object), ef·fused, ef·fus·ing.
verb (used without object), ef·fused, ef·fus·ing.
Origin of effuse
Examples from the Web for effuse
Contemporary Examples of effuse
I depart as air ... I shake my locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies and drift it in lacy jags.A Eulogy for Marie Colvin
March 14, 2012
Historical Examples of effuse
Outer lip thick, effuse, slightly reflected below, and contracted above.
Aperture above pointed, externally straight, below rounded, widened or effuse.
Word Origin for effuse
late 14c., from Middle French effuser or directly from Latin effusus, past participle of effundere "to pour forth" (see effusion). Related: Effused; effusing.