Effusive rocks
effusive ef*fu"sive, a. 1. Pouring out; pouring forth freely. [archaic] ``Washed with the effusive wave.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) formed by an outpouring of molten lava, or pertaining to rocks so formed. [PJC]

3. overly demonstrative; expressing emotion in an unrestrained manner; exhibiting unrestrained enthusiasm; -- of people and human actions; as, effusive thanks; an effusive letter of recommendation. Contrasted with {reserved}. [WordNet sense 1+2]

Syn: gushing, gushy, burbling, burbly. [PJC]

{Effusive rocks} (Geol.), volcanic rocks formed by a nonexplosive outpouring of lava in molten or plastic form; in distinction from so-called {intrusive}, or {plutonic}, rocks. -- {Ef*fu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Ef*fu"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • effusive — ef*fu sive, a. 1. Pouring out; pouring forth freely. [archaic] Washed with the effusive wave. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) formed by an outpouring of molten lava, or pertaining to rocks so formed. [PJC] 3. overly demonstrative; expressing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effusive — adjective Date: 1662 1. marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm < effusive praise > 2. archaic pouring freely 3. characterized or formed by a nonexplosive outpouring of lava < effusive rocks > • effusively adverb •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effusive — /əˈfjusɪv / (say uh fyoohsiv), / zɪv/ (say ziv), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. unduly demonstrative; without reserve: *her greeting had been childish, unnecessarily effusive –henry handel richardson, 1910. 2. Geology of or relating to volcanic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • effusive — [ɪ fju:sɪv] adjective 1》 expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained manner. 2》 Geology relating to or denoting igneous rocks poured out as lava and later solidified. Derivatives effusively adverb effusiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Intrusive rocks — Intrusive In*tru sive, a. Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome. [1913 Webster] {Intrusive rocks} (Geol.), rocks which have been forced, while in a plastic or melted state, into the cavities or between the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plutonic rocks — Intrusive In*tru sive, a. Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome. [1913 Webster] {Intrusive rocks} (Geol.), rocks which have been forced, while in a plastic or melted state, into the cavities or between the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effusively — effusive ef*fu sive, a. 1. Pouring out; pouring forth freely. [archaic] Washed with the effusive wave. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) formed by an outpouring of molten lava, or pertaining to rocks so formed. [PJC] 3. overly demonstrative;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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