Transfuse vs Effuse - What's the difference?

transfuse | effuse |


In lang=en terms the difference between transfuse and effuse

is that transfuse is to diffuse or permeate through something while effuse is to leak out through a small hole.

As verbs the difference between transfuse and effuse

is that transfuse is (medicine) to administer a transfusion 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.

transfuse

English

Verb

(transfus)
  • (medicine) To administer a transfusion.
  • To pour liquid from one vessel into another.
  • To diffuse or permeate through something.
  • 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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