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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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British Dictionary definitions for suffusion

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 suffusion
n.

late 14c., from Latin suffusionem (nominative suffusio) "a pouring over," from suffusus, past participle of suffundere "pour upon, overspread, suffuse," from sub "under" + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)).

suffuse

v.

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

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suffusion in Medicine

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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