suffuse

[suh-fyooz]
verb (used with object), suffused, suffusing.
to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin suffūsus (past participle of suffundere). See suf-, fuse2

suffusedly [suh-fyoozd-lee, -fyoo-zid-] , adverb
suffusion [suh-fyoo-zhuhn] , noun
suffusive [suh-fyoo-siv] , adjective
unsuffused, adjective
unsuffusive, adjective


cover, pervade, diffuse, bathe, flood.
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suffuse (səˈfjuːz)
 
vb
(tr; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something): the evening sky was suffused with red
 
[C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour]
 
suffusion
 
n
 
suf'fusive
 
adj

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Example sentences
Olive oil, onion, garlic and tomato round out the flavors that suffuse the
  chicken.
Indeed, she pays specific homage to the shades whose style and concerns suffuse
  her prose.
Chemicals that suffuse life are building up in our bodies.
Such environmental concerns, in fact, suffuse nearly all the museum's displays.
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