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Effuse definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EFFU'SE, v.t. effu'ze. [L. effusus, from effundo; ex and fundo, to pour.] To pour out as a fluid; so spill; to shed.
With gushing blood effused.
EFFU'SE, a. Dissipated; profuse. [Not in used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: pour out; "effused brine" [syn: effuse, pour out]
2: flow or spill forth [syn: flow out, effuse]
3: give out or emit (also metaphorically); "The room effuses happiness"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (effused; effusing) Etymology: Latin effusus, past participle of effundere, from ex- + fundere to pour more at found Date: 1526 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> II. adjective Date: circa 1530 diffuse; specifically spread out flat without definite form <effuse lichens>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & v. --adj. Bot. (of an inflorescence etc.) spreading loosely. --v.tr. 1 pour forth (liquid, light, etc.). 2 give out (ideas etc.). Etymology: ME f. L effusus past part. of effundere effus- pour out (as EX-(1), fundere pour)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Effuse Ef*fuse", a. [L. effusus, p. p. of effundere to pour out; ex + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt.] 1. Poured out freely; profuse. [Obs.] So should our joy be very effuse. --Barrow. 2. Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal. [Obs.] --Young. 3. (Bot.) Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence. --Loudon. 4. (Zo["o]l.) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Effuse Ef*fuse", n. Effusion; loss. ``Much effuse of blood.'' --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Effuse Ef*fuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effused; p. pr. & vb. n. Effusing.] To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed. [R.] With gushing blood effused. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Effuse Ef*fuse", v. i. To emanate; to issue. --Thomson.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Shed, spill, pour out or forth. II. v. n. Issue, emanate, come forth, spread forth. III. a. Profuse, poured forth freely, lavish. IV. n. Effusion, outpouring, loss, waste, spilling, shedding.

Moby Thesaurus

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