Ef*fuse" (?), a. [L. effusus, p. p. of effundere to pour out; ex + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt.]

1.

Poured out freely; profuse.

[Obs.]

So should our joy be very effuse. Barrow.

2.

Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.

[Obs.]

Young.

3. Bot.

Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence.

Loudon.

4. Zool.

Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells.

 

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Ef*fuse", n.

Effusion; loss.

"Much effuse of blood."

Shak.

 

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Ef*fuse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Effusing.]

To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.

[R.]

With gushing blood effused. Milton.

 

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Ef*fuse", v. i.

To emanate; to issue.

Thomson.

 

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