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[ig-zood, ik-sood] /ɪgˈzud, ɪkˈsud/
verb (used without object), exuded, exuding.
to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
verb (used with object), exuded, exuding.
to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate:
to exude cheerfulness.
Origin of exude
1565-75; < Latin ex(s)ūdāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sūdāre to sweat
Related forms
nonexuding, adjective
unexuded, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for exude
  • The members exude professionalism, running the band like a small corporation.
  • She does not exude instant glamour.
  • In the classroom, I exude confidence.
  • The story itself jump-cuts rapidly between spooky locations, but Pickering's gothic-cute illustrations exude personality.
  • Don't talk the boss's ear off, but exude enthusiasm and give them a concrete reason to remember who you are.
  • I've always held that if you exude confidence and personality, people forget about your size.
  • Some parts of the region have started to exude a new sense of purpose, confidence and creativity.
  • The sponsors' aim is to inject and support the same excellence and sense of purpose that good private schools exude.
  • The basic theory of companion planting is that different vegetable plant types exude various natural chemicals.
  • With greatness comes the attendant need to exude a sense of responsibility and rectitude by word and deed.
British Dictionary definitions for exude


to release or be released through pores, incisions, etc, as sweat from the body or sap from trees
(transitive) to make apparent by mood or behaviour: he exuded confidence
Word Origin
C16: from Latin exsūdāre, from sūdāre to sweat
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Word Origin and History for exude

1570s, from Latin exudare/exsudare "ooze out like sweat," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + sudare "to sweat" (see sweat). Related: Exuded; exudes; exuding.

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exude in Medicine

exude ex·ude (ĭg-zōōd', ĭk-sōōd')
v. ex·ud·ed, ex·ud·ing, ex·udes
To ooze or pass gradually out of a body structure or tissue.

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