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effuse

Syllabification: ef·fuse
Pronunciation: /iˈfyo͞oz, iˈfyo͞os
 
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Definition of effuse in English:

verb

[with object]
1Give off (a liquid, light, smell, or quality).
Example sentences
  • Another was more understated and had no caretakers but effused solemn peace in and of itself.
  • She effuses sexiness as his love interest in both movies.
  • Then I meet Suzanne Leff, who effuses kindness.
1.1 [no object] Talk in an unrestrained, excited manner: this was the type of material that they effused about
More example sentences
  • The latter introduced himself by effusing: ‘I think you're a genius.’
  • Smith effuses about her wonderful experience.
  • Asked what she likes best about her work, she effuses, ‘I just love being on stage.’

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin effusus, past participle of effundere 'pour out', from ex- 'out' + fundere 'pour'.

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