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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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"I am going to do everything in my power to be the best and to meet my long-term goal of making the Olympic team," she effuses.
"I view this as being the most exciting company in the most exciting business in the world," he effuses.
To Christian critics of the occult, Halloween is a dangerous time "when Satanists and witches covens meet to cast their spells and perform grotesque rituals." To Martha Stewart, Halloween is a "traditional and lovely thing for children and adults to enjoy." She effuses over her "sandwitches." It seems that Satan's influence is subliminable.
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`It's graphically beautiful,' the London designer effuses."
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"We're exporting something of our culture," effuses Nancy Light of the Wine Institute, an industry trade group that's divided some $10 million in federal money among California wine groups since the marketing program began.
"Colin has quickly become one of my go-to designers, and I know that other local theatres and directors feel the same way about him," effuses Seth Rozin, producing artistic director of InterAct.
"With your coming, heaven descends upon the earth," effuses one.
The mix and match collections are distinguished by their use of decorative decals, according to Meyer, "which personalizes the patterns and effuses them with the well-known style and point of view of each celebrity."
"It was a fantastic experience," effuses Morales, "Guillermo loved how we'd got into the feminine psyche and helped us sharpen the tension."
"I'm quite clumsy in private," she effuses. "I walk into doors.