Effuse

Definition of Effuse

Ef`fuse´
a.1.Poured out freely; profuse.
So should our joy be very effuse.
- Barrow.
2.Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
3.(Bot.) Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence.
4.(Zool.) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; - said of certain shells.
n.1.Effusion; loss.
v. t.1.To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
[imp. & p. p. Effused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Effusing.]
With gushing blood effused.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To emanate; to issue.

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