transitive verb (suffused; suffusing) Etymology: Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere, literally, to pour beneath, from sub- + fundere to pour — more at found Date: 1590 to spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light ; flush, fill <
the northern horizon was suffused with a deep red glow — P. M. Leschak
Synonyms: see infusesuffusion nounsuffusive adjective

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  • Suffuse — Suf*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suffusing}.] [L. suffusus, p. p. of suffundere to overspread; sub under + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.] To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover, as with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suffuse — index penetrate, permeate, pervade, spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suffuse — 1580s, from L. suffusus, pp. of suffundere (see SUFFUSION (Cf. suffusion)). Related: Suffused; suffusing …   Etymology dictionary

  • suffuse — *infuse, imbue, ingrain, inoculate, leaven Analogous words: *introduce, interpose, interject: impregnate, penetrate, pervade (see PERMEATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • suffuse — ► VERB ▪ gradually spread through or over. DERIVATIVES suffusion noun. ORIGIN Latin suffundere pour into …   English terms dictionary

  • suffuse — [sə fyo͞oz′] vt. suffused, suffusing [< L suffusus, pp. of suffundere, to pour beneath, diffuse beneath or upon < sub , under + fundere, to pour: see FOUND3] to overspread so as to fill with a glow, color, fluid, etc.: said of light, a… …   English World dictionary

  • suffuse — UK [səˈfjuːz] / US [səˈfjuz] verb [transitive] Word forms suffuse : present tense I/you/we/they suffuse he/she/it suffuses present participle suffusing past tense suffused past participle suffused literary to spread over or through something A… …   English dictionary

  • suffuse — verb Suffuse is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑flush …   Collocations dictionary

  • suffuse — suf|fuse [səˈfju:z] v [T] literary [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of suffundere to pour beneath, suffuse , from sub ( SUB ) + fundere to pour ] 1.) if warmth, colour, liquid etc suffuses something or someone, it covers or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suffuse — suffusedly /seuh fyoohzd lee, fyooh zid /, adv. suffusion /seuh fyooh zheuhn/, n. suffusive /seuh fyooh siv/, adj. /seuh fyoohz /, v.t., suffused, suffusing. to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc. [1580 90; < L suffusus (ptp. of… …   Universalium

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