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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