Tuesday, February 2, 2010


FUS – Pour

The Latin root word, “FUS” means literally “To Pour Out”. This is not always talking about pouring liquids physically, but also pouring out your emotions mentally. Today I will be going over many words with the root FUS, hopefully this entry will help you understand more about the Latin root FUS, and how it can be used in everyday language.

Effuse (Verb) – To pour out or forth
-Example) The grungy smell of the rotten trash was effusing through the holes in the cheap trash bag.

Effusive (Adjective) – Unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve
-Example) Because of her unsteady emotional state, the woman was effusive.

Profuse (Adjective) – Abundant; in great amount; extravagant
-Example) My father gave me a profuse lecture bout taking my responsibilities as an adult.

Profusion (Noun) – Abundance or large amount
-Example) There was a profusion of mice under the floorboards of the in the restaurant.

Diffuse (Verb) – To spread out thinly or widely
-Example) As John poured the tea, the liquid diffused as it passed through the spout into the teacup.

Confuse ( Verb) – To make unclear, indistinct
-Example) To confuse the man, Johnny drove in all different directions.

Affusion (Noun) – Pouring of water or other liquid as I the rite of baptism.
-Example) The affusion of the water into the tank was done very carefully.

Circumfuse (Verb) – To pour around; to diffuse
-Example) The man circumfused fertilizer over the lawn so it would look the best come summer.

Fusible (Noun) – A description of metals and other materials that are easily melted or liquefied by heating.
-Example) The alloys were so light, they were going to be fusible in seconds.

Fusion (Noun) – The act of procedure of liquefying melting by the applicant of heat.
-Example) The energy of the sun and all other stars is obtained by nuclear fusion.

Refuse (Verb) – something like paper, trash, or garbage that has been thrown away.
-Example) The truck will be coming soon to pick up the cans full of refuse and take them to the dump

Suffuse (Verb) – To spread through or over, as with liquid, color, or light.
-Example) The sky will suffuse with the clouds on a rainy day.

Transfuse (Verb) – To pour, as a fluid, from one container to another.
-Example) My mom transfused the old orange juice with the new orange juice in order to make room in the fridge for more.

Infusion (Noun) – The act or process of infusing.
-Example) The alchemists of many years ago tried to find an infusion that would turn ordinary metals into gold.


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