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adj. Biology
Spreading out loosely: an effuse thallus.
v. (ĭ-fyo͞oz′) ef·fused, ef·fus·ing, ef·fus·es
1. To pour out (a liquid).
2. To radiate; diffuse.
1. To spread or flow out.
2. To ooze forth; exude.

[Latin effūsus, past participle of effundere, to pour out : ex-, ex- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]


1. to pour or flow out
2. to spread out; diffuse
3. (intr) to talk profusely, esp in an excited manner
4. (General Physics) to cause (a gas) to flow or (of a gas) to flow under pressure
(Botany) botany (esp of an inflorescence) spreading out loosely
[C16: from Latin effūsus poured out, from effundere to shed, from fundere to pour]


(v. ɪˈfyuz; adj. ɪˈfyus)

v. -fused, -fus•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to pour out or forth.
2. to exude; flow out.
3. scattered; profuse.
4. Bot. spread out loosely.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin effūsus, past participle of effundere to pour out =ef- ef- + fundere to pour; compare fuse2]


Past participle: effused
Gerund: effusing

I effuse
you effuse
he/she/it effuses
we effuse
you effuse
they effuse
I effused
you effused
he/she/it effused
we effused
you effused
they effused
Present Continuous
I am effusing
you are effusing
he/she/it is effusing
we are effusing
you are effusing
they are effusing
Present Perfect
I have effused
you have effused
he/she/it has effused
we have effused
you have effused
they have effused
Past Continuous
I was effusing
you were effusing
he/she/it was effusing
we were effusing
you were effusing
they were effusing
Past Perfect
I had effused
you had effused
he/she/it had effused
we had effused
you had effused
they had effused
I will effuse
you will effuse
he/she/it will effuse
we will effuse
you will effuse
they will effuse
Future Perfect
I will have effused
you will have effused
he/she/it will have effused
we will have effused
you will have effused
they will have effused
Future Continuous
I will be effusing
you will be effusing
he/she/it will be effusing
we will be effusing
you will be effusing
they will be effusing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been effusing
you have been effusing
he/she/it has been effusing
we have been effusing
you have been effusing
they have been effusing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been effusing
you will have been effusing
he/she/it will have been effusing
we will have been effusing
you will have been effusing
they will have been effusing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been effusing
you had been effusing
he/she/it had been effusing
we had been effusing
you had been effusing
they had been effusing
I would effuse
you would effuse
he/she/it would effuse
we would effuse
you would effuse
they would effuse
Past Conditional
I would have effused
you would have effused
he/she/it would have effused
we would have effused
you would have effused
they would have effused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.effuse - pour out; "effused brine"
pour - cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
2.effuse - flow or spill forth
emanate - proceed or issue forth, as from a source; "Water emanates from this hole in the ground"
3.effuse - give out or emit (also metaphorically); "The room effuses happiness"
give out, emit, give off - give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"


To cause (a liquid) to flow in a steady stream:
decant, draw (off), pour.
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Effused volumes of incandescent lava flows have advanced to 3.
He has raised the horizon of the water, in waves that lap against the base of the cliffs," wrote Herbert Muschamp, who was then an architecture critic at The Times; others effused that Gehry's titanium nimbus, four times the size of Frank Lloyd Wright's uptown spiral, would rival the Statue of Liberty as a New York landmark.
It's been an absolute pleasure and privilege trying to compete for a Race to Dubai," he effused.
You're still my best friend," Michelle Obama effused to Barack Obama in an Instagram post celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.
The festival effused a relaxed vibe, with beer pong, live bands, glitter tattoos and virtual reality headsets all available and foosball tables dotting the venue.
Later, although having never visited Jefferson at home, Humboldt effused that "my thoughts often turn to Monticello, and I picture under the peaceful shade of a magnolia the statesman who has established the happiness of an entire world.
We urge them to come forth and work for the betterment of the society as a unit and foster brotherhood, harmony and unity among all religions and communities as we look forward to working towards a better and brighter tomorrow, effused with the light of hope and peace.
Samantha's porcelain skin was the perfect vehicle for Jigs Mayuga's version of Bianca's effused touch.
In August 2015 Bachvarova sought an additional BGN 16 M for benefit payments but Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov effused to allocate the requested sum to the Interior Ministry.
At the time of its unveiling, in December 2013, Nasser Bin Ali Al Mawlawi, president of Ashghal, said that the Sharq Crossing would be considered as the most technologically advanced building and complex programmes to be undertaken by Ashghal: "While providing an important new artery to Doha's existing road network, the Sharq Crossing will be instantly recognisable across the world and is certain to be an epic landmark for Qatar," he effused.
Condemning international inaction against terrorism and violence in various regions across the world, he said: "History will one day reveal how strange the silence of the international community is, along with its establishments and organizations, while in some parts of this world, the blood of innocent people is effused, others were driven away from their land, and their rights were subject to abuse.