[ig-zood, ik-sood]
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verb (used with object), ex·ud·ed, ex·ud·ing.
  1. to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
  2. to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate: to exude cheerfulness.

Origin of exude

1565–75; < Latin ex(s)ūdāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sūdāre to sweat
Related formsnon·ex·ud·ing, adjectiveun·ex·ud·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of exude

  • Silence seemed to flow from them, to exude from their labors.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • His film-clogged pores could exude nothing; he had only the sensation of perspiring.

  • It is the elderly gentlemen on both sides who exude vitriol.

  • During the processing a thick liquid should exude, covering the pimientoes.

  • Does he exude the 'God's-own-country' and 'land-of-opportunity' line of conversation?

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm

British Dictionary definitions for exude


  1. to release or be released through pores, incisions, etc, as sweat from the body or sap from trees
  2. (tr) to make apparent by mood or behaviourhe exuded confidence

Word Origin for exude

C16: from Latin exsūdāre, from sūdāre to sweat
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Word Origin and History for exude

1570s, from Latin exudare/exsudare "ooze out like sweat," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + sudare "to sweat" (see sweat). Related: Exuded; exudes; exuding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

exude in Medicine


[ĭg-zōōd, ĭk-sōōd]
  1. To ooze or pass gradually out of a body structure or tissue.
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