effuse


1ef·fuse

verb \i-ˈfyüz, e-\
ef·fusedef·fus·ing

Definition of EFFUSE

transitive verb
:  to pour out (a liquid)
intransitive verb
1
:  to flow out :  emanate
2
:  to make a great or excessive display of enthusiasm <they effused about his accomplishments>

Examples of EFFUSE

  1. <pundits who should have known better effused endlessly about this idealistic but naive senator>

Origin of EFFUSE

Latin effusus, past participle of effundere, from ex- + fundere to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 1526

Related to EFFUSE

2ef·fuse

adjective \-ˈfyüs\

Definition of EFFUSE

:  diffuse; specifically :  spread out flat without definite form <effuse lichens>

First Known Use of EFFUSE

circa 1530

ef·fuse

adjective \i-ˈfyüs, e-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EFFUSE

: spread out flat without definite form <an effuse colony of bacteria>

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