suffusion

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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suffusion
late 14c., from L. suffusionem (nom. suffusio) "a pouring over," from suffusus, pp. of suffundere "pour upon, overspread, suffuse," from sub "under" + fundere "to pour" (see found (2)). The verb suffuse is attested from 1580s.
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suffusion suf·fu·sion (sə-fyōō'zhən)
n.

  1. The act of pouring a fluid over the body.

  2. The condition of being wet with a fluid.

  3. A spreading out of a body fluid from a vessel into the surrounding tissues.

  4. The reddening of a surface.


suf·fuse' (-fyōōz') v.
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