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[eks-yoo-dey-shuh n, ek-suh-, eg-zuh-]
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  1. the act of exuding.
  2. something that is exuded.
  3. a discharge of certain elements of the blood into the tissues.
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Origin of exudation

1605–15; < Late Latin ex(s)ūdātiōn- (stem of ex(s)ūdātiō), equivalent to ex(s)ūdāt(us) (past participle of ex(s)ūdāre to exude) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsex·u·da·tive [ig-zoo-duh-tiv, ik-soo-] /ɪgˈzu də tɪv, ɪkˈsu-/, adjectiveun·ex·u·da·tive, adjective
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Related Words for exudation

steam, perspiration, flow, emission, seepage, discharge, radiation, excretion, exudation, transudation, sudor, diaphoresis, expulsion, ejection, secretion, defecation, evacuation, elimination, urination, leaving

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British Dictionary definitions for exudation


  1. the act of exuding or oozing out
  2. Also called: exudate (ˈɛksjʊˌdeɪt) a fluid with a high content of protein in a body cavityCompare transudate
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Derived Formsexudative (ɪɡˈzjuːdətɪv), adjective
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Word Origin and History for exudation


1610s, from Late Latin exudationem/exsudationem, noun of action from neuter past participle of exudere/exsudere (see exude). Related: Exudate (n.).

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exudation in Medicine


  1. The act or process of exuding.
  2. An exudate.
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Related formsexu•da′tive adj.
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