exudation

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Etymology[edit]

exude +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

exudation (countable and uncountable, plural exudations)

  1. The act or process of exuding.
    • 1943, “Out of the Fire,” Time, 16 August, 1943,[1]
      In severe burns, the body loses large amounts of nitrogen, in the urine and by exudation from the burned body surface.
  2. Something that is exuded.
    • 1848 November – 1850 December, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 29, in The History of Pendennis. [], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Bradbury and Evans, [], OCLC 2057953:
      Major Pendennis, having read with difficulty his nephew’s name under Mr. Warrington’s on the wall of No. 6, found still greater difficulty in climbing the abominable black stairs, up the banisters of which, which contributed their damp exudations to his gloves, he groped painfully until he came to the third story.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, chapter 7, in The Line of Beauty, New York: Bloomsbury, OCLC 1036692193:
      The car was parked in close to the rustic fence, under the lime trees, and their sticky exudations had already stippled the windscreen.

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