• Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
  • Poured out freely; profuse.
  • (zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading, as in certain shells.
  • (botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side.

    "an effuse inflorescence"


  • (obsolete) effusion; loss


  • (figuratively) to gush; to be excitedly talkative and enthusiastic about something
  • (transitive) to emit; to give off
  • (intransitive) to leak out through a small hole
  • (intransitive) To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.

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