Definition of exude in English:


Syllabification: ex·ude
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzo͞od


[with object]
1Discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily: the beetle exudes a caustic liquid
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  • In a 3-meter-by - 3-meter pond, there was a blackish-greenish liquid exuding a foul smell.
  • Above them is a large incense container that has been slowly swinging on a chain and exudes a pungent smell that lingers for the duration.
  • Under these conditions three of the transformants grew slowly and were observed to guttate, i.e. to exude droplets of liquid at the leaf margins.
give off/out, discharge, release, emit, issue;
ooze, weep, secrete, excrete
ooze, seep, issue, escape, discharge, flow, leak
1.1 [no object] (Of moisture or a smell) be discharged by something slowly and steadily: slime exudes from the fungus
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  • A earthy, musky smell exuded from the forest that now surrounded him.
  • She shot out an arm and closed her eyes as white power exuded from her fingers - a pleasure-pain she had almost forgotten.
  • Warm tea exudes slowly from the glass into the chicken, adding fragrance to the chicken.
2(Of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly: Mr. Thomas exuded friendship and goodwill
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  • The male singer and guitar player exude emotion.
  • Niamh has a voice of undisputed international quality and she also exudes charismatic quality, which guarantees a vibrant live performance.
  • It might have been different with any other player but he just exudes confidence.
emanate, radiate, ooze, emit;
display, show, evince, exhibit, manifest, embody
2.1(Of a place) have a strong atmosphere of: the building exudes an air of tranquility
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  • With its cool black and beige colours, the place exudes a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Meditative and soft, his blurred landscapes exude a sense of atmosphere.
  • It's hard to describe, but the place just exudes corporate creepiness.


late 16th century: from Latin exsudare, from ex- 'out' + sudare 'to sweat'.



Pronunciation: /ˌeksyo͞oˈdāSHən, ˌeksə-/
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  • They are curious why the body and its exudations are denied to them as a map, why if men write about the body they are extolled, why when women write sex they are accused of being obscene.
  • The clinical manifestations of hypertensive encephalopathy are due to increased cerebral perfusion from the loss of blood-brain barrier integrity, resulting in exudation of fluid into the brain.
  • They may be recruited by injury to the epithelium and their elastases are potent mucin secretagogues that can facilitate plasma exudation.


Pronunciation: /iɡˈzo͞odətiv, ˈeksəˌdātiv, ˈeksyo͞o-/
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  • In the exudative form, fluid can accumulate underneath the retina, as pigment epithelial detachments or subretinal neovascularization, and loss of vision is usually sudden.
  • We previously reported multilevel likelihood ratios with the use of multiple cutoff points for pleural criteria that identify exudative pleural effusions from the registry in 2000 when it contained 1,448 patients.
  • The progression of the wound normally follows 1 of 2 pathways: exudative filmy eschar to epithelial buds from skin appendages to re-epithelization, or filmy eschar followed by granulation.

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