• WordNet 3.6
    • v effuse give out or emit (also metaphorically) "The room effuses happiness"
    • v effuse flow or spill forth
    • v effuse pour out "effused brine"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Effuse Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
    • n Effuse Effusion; loss. "Much effuse of blood."
    • Effuse (Zoöl) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading; -- said of certain shells.
    • Effuse Poured out freely; profuse. "So should our joy be very effuse ."
    • Effuse (Bot) Spreading loosely, especially on one side; as, an effuse inflorescence.
    • v. i Effuse To emanate; to issue.
    • v. t Effuse To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed. "With gushing blood effused ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • effuse To pour out, as a fluid; spill; shed.
    • effuse Poured out freely; profuse.
    • effuse In botany: Very loosely spreading, as a panicle, etc.
    • effuse In lichenology, spread out without definite form or figure: opposed to effigurate.
    • effuse In zoology: In conchology, applied to shells where the aperture is not whole behind, but the lips are separated by a gap or groove.
    • effuse In entomology, loosely joined; composed of parts which are almost separated from one another: opposed to compact or coarctate.
    • n effuse Effusion; outpouring; loss; waste.
    • effuse To flow, as a fluid, through an aperture or through a porous partition the openings in which are large compared with the diameter of a molecule.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Effuse ef-fūz′ to pour out: to pour forth, as words: to shed
    • n Effuse effusion, loss
    • adj Effuse loosely spreading, not compact, expanded
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. effusus, p. p. of effundere, to pour out; ex, + fundere, to pour. See Fuse to melt


In literature:

He rushed forward to greet me with effusion, as if I were a long-lost and well-loved patron.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
They pressed forward effusively.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Often he read over his effusions to me; and well worth the hearing they were.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Mere stay-at-homes, on the other hand, surprised into believing that they ought to know him, stopped and became quite effusive.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Oct. 10, 1917" by Various
Her brother sprang from his horse and endeavored to stop the effusion of blood, but in vain.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
These like the prose effusions, served the purpose of an hour, and have no interest now.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
Tant qu'il y a le moindre espoir d'eviter une effusion de sang, tous nos efforts doivent tendre vers ce but.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
Georgie Kirkbank was more effusive, more lengthy.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
I have the satisfaction to inform Congress that the establishment at Amelia Island has been suppressed, and without the effusion of blood.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The President shook hands and greeted me effusively.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 29, 1917" by Various

In poetry:

And soone at Sandwiche I arrivde,
Where Mordred me withstoode:
But yett at last I landed there,
With effusion of much blood.
"The Legend of King Arthur" by Thomas Percy
And upward rais'd his closing eye,
Whence slow effus'd a grateful tear,
As if his senses own'd a joy,
Too holy for endurance here.
"The Grandfather's Departure" by Matilda Betham
Soft as the line of lovesick Hammond flows,
'Twas his fond heart effused the melting theme;
Ah! never could Aonia's hill disclose
So fair a fountain, or so loved a stream.
"Elegy I. He Arrives at His Retirement in the Country" by William Shenstone
V. But, painter, far above thy wond'rous art
Were those dear lips, those lips where ever play'd
The smile benignant! where the honest heart
In undisguis'd effusions careless stray'd.
"The Picture" by Sydney Owenson
What hostile influence, glooming o'er his way,
Chill'd each fine impulse, each aspiring aim,
Effused bleak clouds round Life's declining ray,
And left his labours no reward but fame?
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent
Yes, gentle youth! to her, tho' little known,
Save by the rich effusions of thy lyre,
Th' admiring Muse shall breathe a mournful tone,
And sounds of grief shall o'er the floods expire.
"Lines To The Memory Of An Amiable Youth Of Great Promise" by Sir John Carr

In news:

Washington's rookie quarterback sensation won effusive praise from the New York Giants, who could afford to be generous after they beat their NFC East rival on Sunday.
Radiographic evaluation disclosed the presence of pleural effusion and thickening of the pleura.
Jon Cryer , winning his second Emmy for "Two and a Half Men," took a page out of the Taylor Swift awards show win book, effusively appearing shocked -- shocked.
However, an interim analysis was conducted after 38 patients had completed their regimen (19 patients in each group) when it became apparent that montelukast was not having any effect in clearing the effusions .
He was neither effusive in praise nor demonstrative in affection.
For a number of years, whenever columnists lacked a subject for easy social commentary, they could wax effusive over America's love affair with the gun or the automobile.
A study found significantly reduced rates of all otitis media and otitis media with effusion in children who received the H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine.
Metastatic involvement of the heart or pericardium commonly leads to pericardial effusion and may be life threatening.
Accuracy in diagnosing otitis media with effusion.
Enning James Joyce usually means purswhoing him by wordtracks and wisecracks, Doublin back over the grail to find that demned effusive simpletell.
The congratulations were effusive and personally directed at the president who has been in office for more than 13 years, making Chavez, 58, the longest-serving leader in Latin America.
Once again it's time to get those effusive greeting cards in the mail.
Washington coach effusive in describing sophomore leader.
Washington quarterback Keith Price threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over California, drawing effusive praise from his head coach.
And that earns him that admiration of many, including ESPN's Peter Gammons, who wrote a column containing effusive praise for the Tigers owner.

In science:

Lastly, a problem endemic to the subjective nature of explicit modeling techniques is that some users are more effusive in their ratings than others.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Konstan et al. recognize that some users are more effusive with their ratings than others.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
This effectively makes predictability more general then closeness and addresses the effusivity of ratings.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
For example, the effusion of a fluid through a pin hole allows one to infer the cluster size distribution from the mass yield of escaped clusters with a given velocity.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
In the 1930s, Rabi invented a method to unravel the quantum structure of molecules, based on the controlled manipulation of the tra jectories of molecules on their way from an effusive source to the detector .
Multiple packets of neutral molecules revolving for over a mile