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


Poured out freely; profuse.


So should our joy be very effuse. Barrow.


Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.



3. Bot.

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


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."



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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.


With gushing blood effused. Milton.


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Ef*fuse", v. i.

To emanate; to issue.



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