effusive

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin effundere.

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effusive (comparative more effusive, superlative most effusive)

  1. gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression)
  2. (archaic) pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing
    • Alexander Pope
      washed with the effusive wave
  3. (of igneous rock) extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

effusive

  1. feminine plural of effusivo