Definitions

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

  • n. A substance that has oozed forth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A product of exudation; an exuded substance.
  • v. To exude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a substance that oozes out from plant pores
  • v. 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

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  • *gags*

    December 13, 2008

  • 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