Definition of exude in English:

exude

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily.

    ‘the beetle exudes a caustic liquid’
    • ‘Silk moth cocoons are made of a layer of silk that the caterpillar exudes from glands in its mouth.’
    • ‘The entire four-storey building exudes the smell of fresh paint - and of colossal corporate self-confidence.’
    • ‘Fry over a moderate heat for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms have exuded moisture, then dried to form a crumbly mush.’
    • ‘Treatment rooms in the Great Southern literally exude the smell of essential oils - a fragrance that remains on the skin hours after the treatment is over like a pleasant reminder of the treat.’
    • ‘They welcomed us in, lighting tapers laced with damar gum that exuded a wonderful smell and were attached to the walls, giving their house the feel of a baronial hall.’
    • ‘Unlike other floral species, the Rafflesia exudes a smell of rotting flesh!’
    • ‘Under these conditions three of the transformants grew slowly and were observed to guttate, i.e. to exude droplets of liquid at the leaf margins.’
    • ‘Above them is a large incense container that has been slowly swinging on a chain and exudes a pungent smell that lingers for the duration.’
    • ‘In a 3-meter-by - 3-meter pond, there was a blackish-greenish liquid exuding a foul smell.’
    • ‘The bruschetta was beautifully presented, encapsulating Summer and the Mediterranean in one fell swoop, and exuding the smell of freshly-chopped basil - a small piece of heaven, on a day when the heavens were opening outside.’
    • ‘I imagined she'd smell of fresh plastic-wrapped computer components for some weird reason and was surprised by the clean, human smell she exuded.’
    • ‘On its skin are pores which exude droplets of moisture containing red pigment.’
    • ‘Since there is less moisture in the air, the skin can become very dry and dehydrated, as it fails to replenish the moisture that is exuded naturally into the air.’
    • ‘The experts should surely exude the wholesome smell of the clinic rather than the conservative mustiness of the courtroom.’
    give off, give out, discharge, release, send out, send forth, emit, issue, emanate
    ooze, seep, trickle, issue, filter, percolate, escape, discharge, flow, well, drip, dribble, leak, leach, drain, bleed, sweat
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    1. 1.1no object (of moisture or a smell) be discharged by something slowly and steadily.
      ‘slime exudes from the fungus’
      • ‘She would rather endure the stink of horse dung than be poisoned by the horrible smoke that exuded from these unappealing forms of transport.’
      • ‘Warm tea exudes slowly from the glass into the chicken, adding fragrance to the chicken.’
      • ‘I have never been much of a music person, preferring instead the sound of my own thoughts and the environmental sounds to the too-often grating noise that exudes from the radio or other music medium.’
      • ‘As water continually exudes from a broken vessel, so is the period of life constantly being shortened.’
      • ‘A warm fluid exuded from the mass of ulcers which had begun growing inside his mouth.’
      • ‘Pus exudes from the eyelash line in external hordeola and from the inner surface of eyelid in an internal hordeola.’
      • ‘But a repellent slowly exuding from the bait would chase sharks off, leaving the target species unaffected.’
      • ‘A earthy, musky smell exuded from the forest that now surrounded him.’
      • ‘How different the world of disinfectant would be without the fresh zingy fragrance of pine. Pine resin exudes from cuts in the needles or stem of the tree.’
      • ‘However, investigation of chemical signalling in lettuce is impractical, due to the difficulty of obtaining a xylem sap sample free of contamination from the latex which exudes from cut lettuce stumps.’
      • ‘Pure sieve element sap can be collected as it exudes from the stump of stylets; this material has only been exposed to the inert inner surfaces of the stylets and hence is not altered by the insect.’
      • ‘Some juices will have exuded from the meat while it rested.’
      • ‘I gasped and a little puff of steam exuded from my mouth.’
      • ‘The starch in the buds is converted into sugar, and the sweet nectar exudes from the flowers.’
      • ‘She shot out an arm and closed her eyes as white power exuded from her fingers - a pleasure-pain she had almost forgotten.’
      • ‘A white latex exudes from the incisions, rapidly darkening to a brownish or blackish color on exposure to air.’
      • ‘The delightful lemon scent that exudes from its leaves when touched is so healing.’
      • ‘There is a sly, subtle charm that exudes from this Sun-Moon combination.’
      give off, give out, discharge, release, send out, send forth, emit, issue, emanate
      ooze, seep, trickle, issue, filter, percolate, escape, discharge, flow, well, drip, dribble, leak, leach, drain, bleed, sweat
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  • 2(of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly.

    ‘Mr. Thomas exuded friendship and goodwill’
    • ‘While emphasising the need for discipline, she exuded a caustic anti-establishment manner which at the time I found particularly refreshing.’
    • ‘Some people exude outright disinterest and apathy towards their country's films.’
    • ‘Really - it's something to do with exuding intelligence and sophistication.’
    • ‘And here, enveloped in the power and aura that Skybury exuded, Ravenna understood how true that was.’
    • ‘Officials exude confidence that the projects would gain good speed once the elections are over.’
    • ‘Niamh has a voice of undisputed international quality and she also exudes charismatic quality, which guarantees a vibrant live performance.’
    • ‘In her face, however, she wore the mask of one who exuded authority and quiet power.’
    • ‘Affecting a very strong accent and playing most of his scenes in a kind of deadpan sincerity, he attempts to achieve a sense of inner peace while at the same time exuding a silent power.’
    • ‘The young director exudes the confidence born of success when he says that films turn stale when subjects are tailored to suit the artistes.’
    • ‘She exudes forceful understanding, deceptive manipulation, and occasional cluelessness with a rich helping of heart that radiates maternal concern.’
    • ‘Dressed in designer clothes and Gucci loafers, they exuded power and authority.’
    • ‘The male singer and guitar player exude emotion.’
    • ‘She's as lively and impudent as the title suggests, and she exudes star power whenever she's on screen.’
    • ‘He hardly exudes confidence, but there is something steely and assured behind his quiet, shy manner.’
    • ‘I believe that an artist should not exude his agonies and nightmares to his viewers.’
    • ‘Even though he was dressed for bed, Kayla could sense the power and influence he exuded.’
    • ‘I'd read in a book that animals exuded a sense of protection and safety to their owner.’
    • ‘It might have been different with any other player but he just exudes confidence.’
    • ‘Yet he exudes a sense of calm and control, mainly because he has strict rules for how he operates.’
    • ‘He has a special presence in the water, exuding effortless power.’
    emanate, radiate, ooze, give out, give forth, send out, issue, emit
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    1. 2.1 (of a place) have a strong atmosphere of.
      ‘the building exudes an air of tranquility’
      • ‘Even on a hot day, with the large car parks full of coaches testifying that there must be hundreds of people there, the entire camp exuded an awesome silence.’
      • ‘Today just a few families remain and the place exudes a strange mix of film set and living museum.’
      • ‘The place exuded a spirit of camaraderie even while players sang and danced in ecstasy in an apparent bid to make up for the anxiety and fretfulness they experienced in the past four days on the tracks.’
      • ‘Opulence exudes from each nook and cranny, and that can be seen in every scene in the movie.’
      • ‘It's hard to describe, but the place just exudes corporate creepiness.’
      • ‘The power of peace and tolerance that exuded from this area was overwhelming.’
      • ‘Meditative and soft, his blurred landscapes exude a sense of atmosphere.’
      • ‘Nastasha's head craned every which way like a child, looking at every bit of charming class exuded from the amazing house.’
      • ‘Like a rising sun, the city exudes energy and brilliant colour.’
      • ‘The whole place exudes old-fashioned charm and timeless style.’
      • ‘My second favorite is the Defender (Liberty heavy fighter), which is just a beautiful model that exudes elegance and power.’
      • ‘The whole place exudes coolness without being pretentious.’
      • ‘When skiing is over for the day, the town exudes music from every pore.’
      • ‘A mixture of bunker and shed, the centre exudes a taut, functional elegance.’
      • ‘They didn't know each other entirely, maybe just by their faces, but it was still the same sort of amicable atmosphere the place exuded.’
      • ‘With its cool black and beige colours, the place exudes a relaxing atmosphere.’
      • ‘Liautaud's many animal reliefs exude a life force and presence reminiscent of the effects achieved by Jean Dubuffet.’
      • ‘Best known for its legendary ski slopes, the alpine town exudes a cozy mix of old-world culture and international flair.’
      • ‘Despite the work's jerry-built appearance, it exuded an internal order that is both erudite and sophisticated.’
      • ‘The city of Bordeaux exudes wealth: its enormous, elegant squares easily rival the Place de Vosges in Paris or Piazza Navona in Rome.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin exsudare, from ex- ‘out’ + sudare ‘to sweat’.

Pronunciation

exude

/iɡˈzo͞od//ɪɡˈzud/