—v., -fused, -fus•ing,
to pour out or forth; shed; disseminate: The town effuses warmth and hospitality.
to exude; flow out.
(of a gas) to flow through a very small orifice.
spread out loosely.
(of certain shells) having the lips separated by a gap or groove.
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