Definitions

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

  • intransitive v. To ooze forth.
  • transitive v. To discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually.
  • transitive v. To exhibit in abundance: a face that exuded self-satisfaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To flow from a body through the pores, or by a natural discharge, as juice.
  • transitive v. To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To discharge slowly through the pores, as by sweating; give out gradually, as moisture or any fluid matter.
  • To ooze from a body through the pores by a natural or abnormal discharge, as juice or gum from a tree, pus from a wound, or serous fluid from a blister; be secreted or excreted.

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

  • v. make apparent by one's mood or behavior
  • v. release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

Etymologies

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

Latin exsūdāre : ex-, ex- + sūdāre, to sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots.

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  • She exuded unwavering poise

    March 10, 2011

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