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suffuse

[suh-fyooz] /səˈfyuz/
verb (used with object), suffused, suffusing.
1.
to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin suffūsus (past participle of suffundere). See suf-, fuse2
Related forms
suffusedly
[suh-fyoozd-lee, -fyoo-zid-] /səˈfyuzd li, -ˈfyu zɪd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
suffusion
[suh-fyoo-zhuh n] /səˈfyu ʒən/ (Show IPA),
noun
suffusive
[suh-fyoo-siv] /səˈfyu sɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unsuffused, adjective
unsuffusive, adjective
Synonyms
cover, pervade, diffuse, bathe, flood.
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Examples from the web for suffused
  • All of it was suffused with the insistent, curative aroma of ginger.
  • Foliage is sometimes suffused with pink in cool fall weather add to my plant list.
  • Suddenly, the seemingly tired, ancient landscape is suffused with a sense of renewed inner life.
  • suffused with sunlight and open to a deck, the room allows easy indoor-outdoor living.
  • These are cooler than other deep-sea vents, rich in organic compounds, and suffused by methane.
  • And when the day is done, the valley's shops, inns and restaurants are suffused with the aura of the horsy life.
  • Where conventional politics is suffused with ideology, the digital world is obsessed with facts.
  • It is meltingly tender and suffused with salty, smoky, peppery flavor.
  • Elk's marzipan is suffused with the luscious flavors and aroma of almond paste, all plump and soft.
  • Risotto of shrimp and radicchio was perfectly textured and suffused with a full-flavored fish stock.
British Dictionary definitions for suffused

suffuse

/səˈfjuːz/
verb
1.
(transitive; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something): the evening sky was suffused with red
Derived Forms
suffusion (səˈfjuːʒən) noun
suffusive, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour
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Word Origin and History for suffused

suffuse

v.

1580s, from Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere (see suffusion). Related: Suffused; suffusing.

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