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ef·fuse

(ef-yūz'),
Thin and widely spread; denoting the surface character of a bacterial culture.
[L. ef-fundo, pp. -fusus; to pour out]

effuse

(ĭ-fyo͞os′)
adj. Biology
Spreading out loosely: an effuse thallus.
v. (ĭ-fyo͞oz′) ef·fused, ef·fusing, ef·fuses
v.tr.
1. To pour out (a liquid).
2. To radiate; diffuse.
v.intr.
1. To spread or flow out.
2. To ooze forth; exude.

effuse

(ĕ-fūs′) [L. effusio, pour out]
Thin, widely spreading; applied to a bacterial growth that forms a very delicate film over a surface.
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With your coming, heaven descends upon the earth," effuses one.
It can look like and have the hand of silk, satin, pigskin, leather, you name it," she effuses.
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What a ride," effuses Frank Jones, city manager of Avis Rent-A-Car.
He's the perfect partner,'' effuses ``Scorpion'' co-star Hunt.
That great communist mass that effuses evil, is run by dictators and, given half a chance, should be Tiananmen Squared.
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For example, inside a Ferrari, the leather on which you sit is "as seductive to the touch as it is to the eye," effuses Ferrari literature.
He's trying to dance less, but he's such an amazing dancer," effuses Arcell Cabuag, who does double duty as a performer and the company's associate artistic director.
A glass-and-steel paean to safety and order, cosmopolitan egalitarianism and permissiveness, internationalism and progress, the airport "is a free-range womb" in which, Pat effuses, everyone is "cared and catered for":
The anecdotes continued to flow thick and fast, fuelled by the easy-going ambience that effuses through the place.