[ig-zood, ik-sood]

verb (used without object), ex·ud·ed, ex·ud·ing.

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.

to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
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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Contemporary Examples of exuding

Historical Examples of exuding

  • These join together and form a mass of moist, exuding crusts.

  • By 10 o'clock the seams in the decks of the ships were exuding pitch.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews

  • Why was the man so infernally good natured, exuding an oily content?

    The Guarded Heights

    Wadsworth Camp

  • When she came it was spring-time, and all the world was budding, exuding joy and hope, with the sun dancing over all.

  • Miss Minerva's pupil, exuding information as it were at every pore in her skin, had been rudely dried up at a moment's notice.

    Heart and Science

    Wilkie Collins

British Dictionary definitions for exuding



to release or be released through pores, incisions, etc, as sweat from the body or sap from trees
(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 exuding



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

exuding in Medicine


[ĭg-zōōd, ĭk-sōōd]


To ooze or pass gradually out of a body structure or tissue.
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