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ef•fuse



Pronunciation: (
v.i-fyOOz';
adj.i-fyOOs'),
[key]
v., -fused, -fus•ing,
adj.


v.t.
to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate: The town effuses warmth and hospitality.

v.i.
1. to exude; flow out.
2. Physics.(of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice.

adj.
1. scattered; profuse.
2. Bot.spread out loosely.
3. (of certain shells) having the lips separated by a gap or groove.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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