[ ig-zood, ik-sood ]
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verb (used without object),ex·ud·ed, ex·ud·ing.
  1. to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.

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

First recorded in 1565–75; from Latin ex(s)ūdāre “to sweat out,” from ex- ex-1 + sūdāre “to sweat” (see also sweat )

Other words from exude

  • non·ex·ud·ing, adjective
  • un·ex·ud·ed, adjective

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How to use exude in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for exude


/ (ɪɡˈzjuːd) /

  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 behaviour: he exuded confidence

Origin of exude

C16: from Latin exsūdāre, from sūdāre to sweat

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