Diffuse vs Effuse - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between diffuse and effuse
is that diffuse
is while effuse
is to emit; to give off.
As an adjective effuse is
poured out freely; profuse.
As a noun effuse is
(obsolete) effusion; loss.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl), from (etyl) diffusus, past participle of
To spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.
To be spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.
- We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations.
- Food coloring diffuses in water.
- The riot diffused quite suddenly.
Everywhere or throughout everything; not focused or concentrated.
- Such a diffuse effort is unlikely to produce good results.
Poured out freely; profuse.
Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
- So should our joy be very effuse .
(botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side.
(zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading, as in certain shells.
- an effuse inflorescence
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.
to leak out through a small hole
- With gushing blood effused .
(obsolete) effusion; loss
- Much effuse of blood.