effusive

[ ih-fyoo-siv ]
/ ɪˈfyu sɪv /

adjective

unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person.
pouring out; overflowing.
Geology. extrusive(def 3).

Origin of effusive

First recorded in 1655–65; effuse + -ive

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effusive
/ (ɪˈfjuːsɪv) /

adjective

extravagantly demonstrative of emotion; gushing
(of rock) formed by the solidification of magma

Derived forms of effusive

effusively, adverbeffusiveness, noun
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