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Webster 1913 Edition


effusive

ef-fu′sive

,
Adj.
1.
Pouring out; pouring forth freely.
[archaic]
“Washed with the effusive wave.”
Pope.
Ef-fu′sive-ly
,
adv.
Ef-fu′sive-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Effusive

EFFU'SIVE

,
Adj.
Pouring out; that pours forth largely.
Th' effusive south.

Definition 2021


effusive

effusive

English

Adjective

effusive (comparative more effusive, superlative most effusive)

  1. gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression)
  2. (archaic) pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing
    • Alexander Pope
      washed with the effusive wave
  3. (of igneous rock) extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava

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Italian

Adjective

effusive

  1. feminine plural of effusivo