exude

verb
ex·​ude | \ ig-ˈzüd How to pronounce exude (audio) \
exuded; exuding

Definition of exude

intransitive verb

1 : to ooze out
2 : to undergo diffusion

transitive verb

1 : to cause to ooze or spread out in all directions
2 : to display conspicuously or abundantly exudes charm

Examples of exude in a Sentence

Pine trees exude a sticky substance. The flowers exuded a sweet fragrance.
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First Known Use of exude

1574, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for exude

Latin exsudare, from ex- + sudare to sweat — more at sweat

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Exude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exude. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for exude

exude

verb
ex·​ude | \ ig-ˈzüd How to pronounce exude (audio) \
exuded; exuding

Medical Definition of exude

intransitive verb

1 : to ooze out
2 : to undergo diffusion

transitive verb

: to cause to ooze or spread out in all directions

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