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Monday, September 15, 2008

Definitions for suffuse

  1. To spread through or over in the manner of fluid or light; to flush.

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Citations for suffuse
She gave me a long slow look, as if she were deciding something, and then she allowed herself to blush, the color suffusing her throat in a delicious mottle of pink and white. T. Coraghessan Boyle, T. C. Boyle Stories
Have you ever felt happiness suffuse all the cells in your body and a smile light up your face? Sarabjit Singh, India Currents
Origin of suffuse
1580-1590
Suffuse comes from the past participle of Latin suffundere, "to overspread; to suffuse," from sub-, "under" + fundere, "to pour."