Effuse vs Exude - What's the difference?

effuse | exude |

As verbs the difference between effuse and exude

is that effuse is to emit; to give off while exude is .

As an adjective effuse

is poured out freely; profuse.

As a noun effuse

is (obsolete) effusion; loss.




(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

  • 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


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




  • To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out.
  • * Dr. T. Dwight
  • Our forests exude turpentine in abundance.