Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A substance that has oozed forth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An exudation.
  • To exude; ooze out.
  • In botany, to yield an exudate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete To exude.
  • noun A product of exudation; an exuded substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fluid that has exuded from somewhere; especially one that has exuded from a pore of an animal or plant.
  • verb obsolete To exude.

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

  • noun a substance that oozes out from plant pores
  • verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

Etymologies

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

[Latin exsūdātum, neuter past participle of exsūdāre, to exude; see exude.]

Examples

  • They highlight that the indications for tonsillectomy are not just in cases of strep infections but in cases of severe tonsillitis manifested by fever, swollen glands — enlargement of the lymph nodes — and exudate fluid, said Schreibstein.

    No surgery for moderate tonsillitis, new guidelines say

  • In 2007, R B Berry wrote: That a high cohesive gel implant could have suffered such a massive failure only three years after implantation is very worrying and, in this case, not only had silicone migrated to a regional lymph node, but the exposed silicone gel appears to have provoked an inflammatory response with the production of a significant quantity of serous exudate.

    The PIP breast implant scandal shows the real cost of private health | Richard Horton

  • This unique gelling action enables the dressings to lock in exudate and its harmful components* (4,5,6).

    New In Vitro Study Data Shows Importance of Dressing Conformability to Action of...

  • However, chasing the elusive state that cyclists refer to as "fitness" is as dangerous as chasing the exudate of the poppy or the creamy filling of the Oreo.

    Pedal Stroke of Genius: Nonplussed 2.0

  • I have a cast-iron stomach that can cope admirably with wound exudate conversations whilst eating brie and cranberry sandwiches, but if that's just made you grimace and you are of a delicate and refined disposition you may want to stop reading this blog post right this minute because I know it's not my usual fare.

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  • I have a cast-iron stomach that can cope admirably with wound exudate conversations whilst eating brie and cranberry sandwiches, but if that's just made you grimace and you are of a delicate and refined disposition you may want to stop reading this blog post right this minute because I know it's not my usual fare.

    Blood, Sweat and Tea by Tom Reynolds

  • Hashish is the resinous exudate of the cannabis or hemp plant (Cannabis sativa).

    Notes and Definitions

  • I have a cast-iron stomach that can cope admirably with wound exudate conversations whilst eating brie and cranberry sandwiches, but if that's just made you grimace and you are of a delicate and refined disposition you may want to stop reading this blog post right this minute because I know it's not my usual fare.

    Blood, Sweat and Tea by Tom Reynolds

  • Opium is the brown, gummy exudate of the incised, unripe seedpod of the opium poppy.

    Notes and Definitions

  • These insects produce a sugary exudate (honey dew) which is an important food source for a number of native birds like the kaka (Nestor meridionalis VU).

    Richmond temperate forests

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  • During its larval period ... it is fed and licked by its nurses, receives gifts from them, and in return mechanically donates rewards of exudates.

    - Caryl P. Haskins, Of Ants and Men, 1939, p. 65

    December 11, 2008

  • *gags*

    December 13, 2008