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[ih-fyoo-siv] /ɪˈfyu sɪv/

unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve:
effusive greetings; an effusive person.
pouring out; overflowing.
Geology. (def 3).
extravagantly demonstrative of emotion; gushing
(of rock) formed by the solidification of magma

1660s, from Latin effus-, stem of effundere (see effusion) + -ive. Related: Effusively.


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