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gushing

[ guhsh-ing ]
/ ˈgʌʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
flowing out suddenly, forcefully, or in large volume, as fluid that has been confined: Since the rig exploded, all attempts to stop the gushing oil have been futile.
having a sudden, forceful, copious flow: She clasped her hands over the gushing wound to stop the blood.
expressed or expressing oneself extravagantly or effusively, especially in an affectionate or highly complimentary way: Followed by paparazzi and gushing admirers, he returned home to face a more realistic assessment from his parents.
noun
the act of flowing out suddenly, copiously, or forcefully: Nosebleeds in children often look scary, but these quick tips can stop the gushing.
the act of expressing oneself extravagantly or effusively: After all her gushing about how great the movie and its director and cast were, I'm looking forward to seeing it!
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Origin of gushing

gush + -ing2 for the adjective senses; gush + -ing1 for the noun senses

OTHER WORDS FROM gushing

gush·ing·ly, adverbun·gush·ing, adjective

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