Effuse
Effuse Ef*fuse", a. [L. effusus, p. p. of effundere to pour out; ex + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.] 1. Poured out freely; profuse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

So should our joy be very effuse. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal. [Obs.] --Young. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells. [1913 Webster]


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  • Effuse — Ef*fuse , n. Effusion; loss. Much effuse of blood. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effuse — Ef*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effusing}.] To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed. [R.] [1913 Webster] With gushing blood effused. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effuse — Ef*fuse , v. i. To emanate; to issue. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effuse — index diffuse, emanate, exude, outpour Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • effuse — (v.) late 14c., from M.Fr. effuser or directly from L. effusus, pp. of effundere to pour forth (see EFFUSION (Cf. effusion)). Related: Effused; effusing …   Etymology dictionary

  • effuse — [e fyo͞oz′, ifyo͞oz′; ] for adj. [, efyo͞os′, ifyo͞os′] vt., vi. effused, effusing [< L effusus, pp. of effundere, to pour forth < ex , out + fundere, to pour: see FOUND2] 1. to pour out or forth 2. to spread out; diffuse; radiate adj …   English World dictionary

  • effuse — I. verb (effused; effusing) Etymology: Latin effusus, past participle of effundere, from ex + fundere to pour more at found Date: 1526 transitive verb to pour out (a liquid) intransitive verb 1. to flow out ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effuse — Thin and widely spread; denoting the surface character of a bacterial culture. [L. ef fundo, pp. fusus; to pour out] * * * ef·fuse i fyüs, e adj spread out flat without definite form <an effuse colony of bacteria> …   Medical dictionary

  • effuse — effusion ► NOUN 1) an instance of giving off a liquid, light, or smell. 2) Medicine an escape of fluid into a body cavity. 3) an instance of unrestrained speech or writing. DERIVATIVES effuse verb. ORIGIN Latin, from effundere pour out …   English terms dictionary

  • effuse — adj. [L. ex, out of; fluere, to flow] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) Pertaining to the condition of the shell aperture when the margin is interrupted by a short spout for a siphonal outlet …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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