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Suffuse definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUFFU'SE, v.t. suffi'ze. [L.suffusus, suffundo; sub and fundo, to pour.] To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; as eyes suffused with tears; cheeks suffused with blushes.
When purple light shall next suffuse the skies.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color" [syn: suffuse, perfuse]
2: to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"

Merriam Webster's

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 infuse suffusion noun suffusive adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 (of colour, moisture, etc.) spread from within to colour or moisten (a blush suffused her cheeks). 2 cover with colour etc. Derivatives: suffusion n. Etymology: L suffundere suffus- (as SUB-, fundere pour)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks suffused with blushes. When purple light shall next suffuse the skies. --Pope.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(suffuses, suffusing, suffused) 1. If something, especially a colour or feeling, suffuses a person or thing, it gradually spreads over or through them. (LITERARY) A dull red flush suffused Selby's face. VERB: V n 2. If something such as a book, film, or piece of music is suffused with a quality, it is full of that quality. (FORMAL) This book is suffused with Shaw's characteristic wry Irish humour... VERB: be V-ed with n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Overspread, spread over, cover.

Moby Thesaurus

bathe, bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, color, cover, crawl with, creep with, decoct, diffuse, dredge, dye, entincture, extend throughout, fill, flavor, flood, flush, honeycomb, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingrain, inoculate, instill, interject, interpose, introduce, invest, leave no void, leaven, mantle, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm, penetrate, permeate, pervade, pour over, run through, saturate, season, spread over, steep, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge, transfuse




 


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