Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to flow over, or to spread through.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a nature to flow over, or to spread through.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sprinkling; adapted to spread or sprinkle.

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Examples

  • In fact, though plentifully gifted with wit, there was not a particle of real humour in him; none of that subtle and perfusive essence out of which the true comic is spun; for these choice powers can hardly live but in the society of certain moral elements that seem to have been left out of his composition.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • For humour is nowise a distinct or separable thing with him, but a perfusive and permeating ingredient of his make-up: it acts as a sort of common solvent, in which different and even opposite lines of thought, states of mind, and forms of life are melted into happy reconcilement and co-operation.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • But, indeed, this sort of honest guile runs all through the piece as a perfusive and permeating efficacy.

    The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Cæsar

  • a distinct or separable thing with him, but a perfusive and permeating ingredient of his make-up: it acts as a sort of common solvent, in which different and even opposite lines of thought, states of mind, and forms of life are melted into happy reconcilement and co-operation.

    Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. With An Historical Sketch Of The Origin And Growth Of The Drama In England

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