Effused vs Affused - What's the difference?

effused | affused |


As verbs the difference between effused and affused

is that effused is (effuse) while affused is (affuse).

effused

English

Verb

(head)
  • (effuse)

  • effuse

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Poured out freely; profuse.
  • * Barrow
  • So should our joy be very effuse .
  • Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
  • (Young)
  • (botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side.
  • an effuse inflorescence
  • (zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading, as in certain shells.
  • Verb

    (effus)
  • to emit; to give off
  • (figuratively) to gush; to be excitedly talkative and enthusiastic about something
  • To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
  • * Milton
  • With gushing blood effused .
  • to leak out through a small hole
  • Derived terms

    * effuser

    Noun

  • (obsolete) effusion; loss
  • * Shakespeare
  • Much effuse of blood.
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    affused

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (affuse)

  • affuse

    English

    Verb

    (affus)
  • To pour out or upon.
  • * Boyle
  • I first affused water upon the compressed beans.
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