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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
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Present Continuous
I am effusing
you are effusing
he/she/it is effusing
we are effusing
you are effusing
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Present Perfect
I have effused
you have effused
he/she/it has effused
we have effused
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Past Continuous
I was effusing
you were effusing
he/she/it was effusing
we were effusing
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Past Perfect
I had effused
you had effused
he/she/it had effused
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I will effuse
you will effuse
he/she/it will effuse
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Future Perfect
I will have effused
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Future Continuous
I will be effusing
you will be effusing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been effusing
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we have been effusing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been effusing
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he/she/it will have been effusing
we will have been effusing
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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
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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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The museum would have occupied three piers south of the Brooklyn Bridge."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.
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