Effuse



[verb ih-fyooz; adjective ih-fyoos] /verb ɪˈfyuz; adjective ɪˈfyus/

verb (used with object), effused, effusing.
1.
to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate:
The town effuses warmth and hospitality.
verb (used without object), effused, effusing.
2.
to exude; flow out.
3.
Physics. (of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice.
adjective
4.
scattered; profuse.
5.
Botany. spread out loosely.
6.
(of certain shells) having the lips separated by a gap or groove.
verb (ɪˈfjuːz)
1.
to pour or flow out
2.
to spread out; diffuse
3.
(intransitive) to talk profusely, esp in an excited manner
4.
to cause (a gas) to flow or (of a gas) to flow under pressure
adjective (ɪˈfjuːs)
5.
(botany) (esp of an inflorescence) spreading out loosely
v.

late 14c., from Middle French effuser or directly from Latin effusus, past participle of effundere “to pour forth” (see effusion). Related: Effused; effusing.

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