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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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As shown in Figure 12, the maximum temperature difference between the water entering and effusing the pile GHE is 3.
Once safely on land, "she fell to her knees and began thanking him," effusing "I'll never forget what you did.
Effusing powdered gelatine, sprinkle on to 4 fl oz of tepid water and leave to soften for two minutes or soak leaf gelatine in 4 fl oz of water for 5 mins until soft.
At some point, it might get too much, this thumbing of tradition, and you'll find yourself humming bars from Tommy Roe's ``Dizzy'' even as Tommy Lasorda stands before you, effusing over some minor-league player who has just been promoted to the team formerly known as the Dodgers.