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Meaning of EFFUSE

Pronunciation:  [adj]i'fyoos, [v]i'fyooz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give out or emit (also metaphorically); "The room effuses happiness"
  2. [v]  flow forth, as of water
  3. [v]  pour out, of liquids

EFFUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: flow out, pour out
 See Also: emanate, emit, give off, give out, pour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ef*fuse"\, n.
    Effusion; loss. ``Much effuse of blood.'' --Shak.
  3. \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.
  4. \Ef*fuse"\, v. i.
    To emanate; to issue. --Thomson.
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