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ex·ude / igˈzoōd/ • v. [tr.] discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily: the beetle exudes a caustic liquid. ∎  [intr.] (of moisture or a smell) be discharged by something in such a way: slime exudes from the fungus. ∎ fig. (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly: Mr. Thomas exuded friendship and goodwill.DERIVATIVES: ex·u·da·tion / ˌeksyoōˈdāshən; ˌeksə-/ n.ex·u·da·tive / igˈzoōdətiv; ˈeks(y)əˌdātiv/ adj.

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