verb (used with object)
to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate: The town effuses warmth and hospitality.
verb (used without object)
Physics. (of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice.
Botany. spread out loosely.
(of certain shells) having the lips separated by a gap or groove.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English Related forms
< Latin effūs
) (past participle of effundere
) poured out, equivalent to ef- ef-
poured (see fuse2