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Meaning of EFFUSIVE

Pronunciation:  i'fyoosiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry"
  2. [adj]  uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in burbly panting tones"

EFFUSIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: burbling, burbly, demonstrative, emotional, gushing, gushing(a), gushy, lively



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ef*fu"sive\, a.
Pouring out; pouring forth freely. ``Washed with the effusive
wave.'' --Pope.

{Effusive rocks} (Geol.), volcanic rocks, in distinction from
   so-called intrusive, or plutonic, rocks. --
   {Ef*fu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Ef*fu"sive*ness}, n.

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