effuse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French effuser, from Latin effusus, past participle of effundere (to pour out).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ɪˈfjuːs/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

effuse (comparative more effuse, superlative most effuse)

  1. Poured out freely; profuse.
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, The Nativity of our Lord tidings of great Joy (sermon)
      So should our joy be very effuse.
  2. Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
  3. (botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side.
    an effuse inflorescence
  4. (zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading, as in certain shells.

Verb[edit]

effuse (third-person singular simple present effuses, present participle effusing, simple past and past participle effused)

  1. (transitive) to emit; to give off
  2. (figuratively) to gush; to be excitedly talkative and enthusiastic about something
  3. (intransitive) To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
  4. (intransitive) to leak out through a small hole

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

effuse

  1. (obsolete) effusion; loss

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

effuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of effondere

effuse f

  1. plural of effuso

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

effūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of effūsus

References[edit]

  • effuse in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • effuse in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • effuse in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette