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effuse

verb ef·fuse \ i-ˈfyüz , e- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of effuse

effused; effusing
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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of effuse

borrowed from Latin effūsus, past participle of effundere "to pour out, discharge, expend," from ef- 1ex- + fundere "to pour, shed" — more at 5found

effuse Synonyms

Synonyms
drool, gush, enthuse, fuss, rave, rhapsodize, slobber
Related Words
dote (on), fawn; emote

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effuse

adjective ef·fuse \ i-ˈfyüs , e- \

Definition of effuse

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

Origin and Etymology of effuse

borrowed from Latin effūsus — more at 1effuse


Medical Dictionary

effuse

adjective ef·fuse \ i-ˈfyüs, e- \

medical Definition of effuse

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


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