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effuse

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verb ef·fuse \i-ˈfyüz, e-\

Definition of effuse

effused

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effusing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pour out (a liquid)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to flow out :  emanate

  5. 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

Latin effusus, past participle of effundere, from ex- + fundere to pour — more at found


First Known Use: 1526


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effuse

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adjective ef·fuse \i-ˈfyüs, e-\

Definition of effuse

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

Circa 1530

First Known Use of effuse

circa 1530


Medical Dictionary

effuse

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adjective ef·fuse \i-ˈfyüs, e-\

Medical Definition of effuse

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



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