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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of oozing forth.
  • n. An exudate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of exuding
  • n. something that is exuded

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exuding; sweating; a discharge of humors, moisture, juice, or gum, as through pores or incisions; also, the substance exuded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of exuding; an oozing or sweating out; a gradual discharge of humors or moisture.
  • n. That which is exuded: as, gums are exudations from plants; serous exudations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a substance that oozes out from plant pores
  • n. the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes

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  • "...All the way the blood dribbled from the corpse in a slow, incessant, sanguine exudation."
    --George Alfred Townsend, quoted in James L. Swanson, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, 347

    May 30, 2008