effuse

  • 1 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;… …

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  • 2 Effuse — Ef*fuse , n. Effusion; loss. Much effuse of blood. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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] …

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  • 4 Effuse — Ef*fuse , v. i. To emanate; to issue. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

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

    Law dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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 ; …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 effuse — v. /i fyoohz /; adj. /i fyoohs /, v., effused, effusing, adj. v.t. 1. to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate: The town effuses warmth and hospitality. v.i. 2. to exude; flow out. 3. Physics. (of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice. adj.… …

    Universalium

  • 13 effuse — 1. adjective spread out 2. verb a) to emit; to give off b) to gush; to be excitedly talkative and enthusiastic about something …

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  • 14 effuse — Synonyms and related words: abounding, abundant, affluent, all sufficing, ample, aplenty, arise, bail out, bleed, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, break cover, break forth, burst forth, come, come forth, come out, copious, debouch, diffuse,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 effuse — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To cause (a liquid) to flow in a steady stream: decant, draw (off), pour. See MOVE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 effuse — ef·fuse || ɪ fjuːz v. overflow, pour out, exude …

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  • 17 effuse — I. v. a. Shed, spill, pour out or forth. II. v. n. Issue, emanate, come forth, spread forth. III. a. Profuse, poured forth freely, lavish. IV. n. Effusion, outpouring, loss, waste, spilling, shedding …

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  • 18 effuse — v 1. spill, dispense, pour out, send forth, emit, secrete; shed, disseminate, open the sluices, turn on the tap, disembogue. 2. exude, diffuse, emanate, well out, issue forth, flow out, gush, spout, spurt; seep, filter, ooze, Pathol. extravasate …

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  • 19 effuse — ef·fuse …

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  • 20 effuse — ef•fuse v. [[t]ɪˈfyuz[/t]] adj. [[t]ɪˈfyus[/t]] v. fused, fus•ing, adj. 1) to pour out or forth 2) to exude; flow out 3) scattered; profuse 4) bot Bot. spread out loosely • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L effūsus, ptp. of effundere to pour out… …

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