to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate: The town effuses warmth and hospitality.
to exude; flow out.
Physics. (of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice.
Botany. spread out loosely.
(of certain shells) having the lips separated by a gap or groove.
- un·ef·fused, adjective
- un·ef·fus·ing, adjective
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How to use effuse in a sentence
I depart as air ... I shake my locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies and drift it in lacy jags.
Outer lip thick, effuse, slightly reflected below, and contracted above.
Aperture above pointed, externally straight, below rounded, widened or effuse.
Shell coniform, broad; aperture effuse, tumid callosity on the inner lip large, and spreading over the spire.
Outer lip crenulated, or toothed: Aperture at the base effuse, smooth within, and destitute of an internal groove.
British Dictionary definitions for effuse
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
botany (esp of an inflorescence) spreading out loosely
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