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Effuse Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    effuse v
  1. pour out; "effused brine" [syn: pour out]
  2. flow or spill forth [syn: flow out]
  3. give out or emit (also metaphorically); "The room effuses happiness"
Effuse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Effuse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Effuse \Ef*fuse"\, n. Effusion; loss. ``Much effuse of blood.'' --Shak.
Effuse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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