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effusive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effusive  \Ef*fu"sive\,  a. 
  Pouring  out  pouring  forth  freely.  ``Washed  with  the  effusive 
  wave.''  --Pope. 
 
  {Effusive  rocks}  (Geol.),  volcanic  rocks,  in  distinction  from 
  so-called  intrusive,  or  plutonic,  rocks.  -- 
  {Ef*fu"sive*ly},  adv  --  {Ef*fu"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effusive 
  adj  1:  uttered  with  unrestrained  enthusiasm;  "a  novel  told  in 
  burbly  panting  tones"  [syn:  {burbling},  {burbly},  {gushing}] 
  2:  extravagantly  demonstrative;  "insincere  and  effusive 
  demonstrations  of  sentimental  friendship";  "a  large 
  gushing  female";  "write  unrestrained  and  gushy  poetry" 
  [syn:  {emotional},  {gushing(a)},  {gushy}] 




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