Word of the Day: Effusive
ef-fu-sive / ĭ-fyo͞o-sĭv
1. displaying sentiment or admiration excessively
Presently, with an odour of cooking, the Frau Professor came in, a short, very stout woman with tightly dressed hair and a red face; she had little eyes, sparkling like beads, and an effusive manner.
From “Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham, 1874 – 1965
2. overly abundant; overflowing; pouring out
There was an entire absence of effusive benevolence in his manner; there was something almost cold in the gravity of his look and voice.
From “The Mill on the Floss” by George Eliot, pen name of Mary Anne Evans, 1819 – 1880
3. characterized or formed by the outpouring or hardening of molten rock
Volcanic eruptions can be explosive, sending ash, gas and lava high up into the atmosphere, or the magma can form lava flows, known as effusive eruptions.
www.bgs.ac.uk/discovering-geology/earth-hazards/volcanoes/eruption-styles, accessed June 23, 2022