exude

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verb ex·ude \ig-ˈzüd\

Definition of exude

exuded

exuding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ooze out

  3. 2 :  to undergo diffusion

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to ooze or spread out in all directions

  6. 2 :  to display conspicuously or abundantly <exudes charm>

Examples of exude in a sentence

  1. Pine trees exude a sticky substance.

  2. The flowers exuded a sweet fragrance.

Origin and Etymology of exude

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


First Known Use: 1574


EXUDE Defined for English Language Learners

exude

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verb ex·ude \ig-ˈzüd\

Definition of exude for English Language Learners

  • : to produce a liquid or smell that flows out slowly

  • : to flow out slowly

  • : to show (a quality, emotion, etc.) very clearly or strongly


Medical Dictionary

exude

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verb ex·ude \ig-ˈzüd\

Medical Definition of exude

exuded

;

exuding

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to ooze out

  4. 2:  to undergo diffusion

  5. transitive verb

  6. :  to cause to ooze or spread out in all directions



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