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effuse

[ verb ih-fyooz; adjective ih-fyoos ]
/ verb 瑟藞fyuz; adjective 瑟藞fyus /
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verb (used with object), ef路fused, ef路fus路ing.
to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate: The town effuses warmth and hospitality.
verb (used without object), ef路fused, ef路fus路ing.
to exude; flow out.
Physics. (of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice.
adjective
scattered; profuse.
Botany. spread out loosely.
(of certain shells) having the lips separated by a gap or groove.
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Origin of effuse

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin eff奴s(us) (past participle of effundere) poured out, equivalent to ef-ef- + f奴sus poured (see fuse2)

OTHER WORDS FROM effuse

un路ef路fused, adjectiveun路ef路fus路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for effuse

effuse

verb (瑟藞fju藧z)
to pour or flow out
to spread out; diffuse
(intr) to talk profusely, esp in an excited manner
to cause (a gas) to flow or (of a gas) to flow under pressure
adjective (瑟藞fju藧s)
botany (esp of an inflorescence) spreading out loosely

Word Origin for effuse

C16: from Latin eff奴sus poured out, from effundere to shed, from fundere to pour
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