• WordNet 3.6
    • n exudation the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes
    • n exudation a substance that oozes out from plant pores
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hippopotamuses actually sweat blood. Their skin contains a great amount of an oily substance that exudes from the pores, and when the beast perspires a little blood gets mixed in.
    • n Exudation The act of exuding; sweating; a discharge of humors, moisture, juice, or gum, as through pores or incisions; also, the substance exuded. "Resins, a class of proximate principles, existing in almost all plants and appearing on the external surface of many of them in the form of exudations ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a hippopotamus exerts itself, gets angry, or stays out of the water for too long, it exudes red sweatlike mucus through its skin.
    • n exudation The act of exuding; an oozing or sweating out; a gradual discharge of humors or moisture.
    • n exudation That which is exuded: as, gums are exudations from plants; serous exudations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exudation act of exuding or discharging through pores: that which is exuded
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exudāreex, out, sudāre, to sweat.


In literature:

In its tippling operations it wastes quantities of sap which exudes from the numerous holes and trickles down the bark of the wounded tree.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Pitch, tar, and turpentine, are the most common resins; they exude from the pine and fir trees.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The cement is a sort of stuff that exudes from their own bodies.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
He fairly exuded prosperity.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
One of the short ends of a 3 by 1 glass slip is brought into contact with the exuding drop of blood, so that it picks up a small drop.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
It is extremely doubtful: the Fly rabble are not there merely to imbibe the scanty exudations of the plant.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
When alarmed he exudes a strong acid which at once raises a blister.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
Not for nothing had Captain Bingo dolefully boasted that his wife exuded Journalese from her very finger-ends.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The walls glistened with exuding damp, and the ground was a sticky mass of foul mud, of all sorts of refuse, of putrefying matter.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Watery, saliva-like fluid exudes through the openings.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles

In poetry:

The fragrant perfume of the flowers,
Exuding in the summer hours,
E'en as the altar's incense rare
Disseminated through the air,
May never reach the azure skies,
Yet can the earth aromatize.
"The Fragrant Perfume Of The Flowers." by Alfred Castner King
IN tombs of gold and lapis lazuli
Bodies of holy men and women exude
Miraculous oil, odour of violet.
But under heavy loads of trampled clay
Lie bodies of the vampires full of blood;
Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet.
"Oil And Blood" by William Butler Yeats
OTHERS may praise what they like;
But I, from the banks of the running Missouri, praise nothing, in
art, or aught else,
Till it has well inhaled the atmosphere of this river—also the
western prairie-scent,
And fully exudes it again.
"Other May Praise What They Like" by Walt Whitman
My coat was pressed, "just like a swell's; the breeches that I wore
Had creases in them fore and aft like new ones from the store.
I smelt like some old motor-car, exuding kerosene;
I noted, too, the furtive glance of anxious Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

A man known for being in control while moving through some of Mother Nature's most uncontrolled environments, Theo Meiners exuded a passion for life and stoke for skiing that made him known the world over.
As is to be expected at Hillwood, every detail exuded elegance for the June 14 opening gala of Prêt - à -Papier, showcasing the exquisite designs of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
Kira Simpson exudes loquaciousness when describing her recent trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Enso promises global fusion on the menu and exudes modish stylings with a trendy nightclub ambiance that becomes more pronounced as the evening matures.
The Spanish-Mediterranean-Middle Eastern mash-up just a few blocks from Pyles' signature restaurant exudes a light touch and particular charm that keep people coming back for the patio scene.
Exuding sex from her pores with the rare confidence of a seasoned performer, Havana-born Xiomara Laugart keeps the audience of a packed New York City nightclub under a giddy spell.
Built on steep, muddy hills, the shantytowns of Ankara, the Turkish capital, exude visual drama.
As an assistant coach in the St Bart 's Buffalo organization, he exudes the toughness of the game.
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center surveyed the mothers of 249 children to get an idea of the type of behavioral patterns the child exuded.
Whatever, it exudes negativity, never a positive trait in business.
Dart 's pleasant exterior exudes youth, as does its stylish interior that on the tested Limited model features leather seats, a giant 8.4-inch infotainment screen and a thin-film transistor graphics dash gauge pod, standard on all models.
Spaces exude a sheen of newness, and colors blend into predictable.
An inviting livingroom with custom woodwork and a gas fireplace exudes elegance and style.
Penthouse condo makeover exudes lofty style.
Check out Cosmo's tips for exuding confidence in even the most nerve-racking situations.