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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun the act of exuding
  • noun something that is exuded

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

  • noun a substance that oozes out from plant pores
  • noun 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