An example of suffuse is for the color of the setting sun to turn all the clouds a beautiful orange color.
Origin of suffuse; from Classical Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere, to pour beneath, diffuse beneath or upon ; from sub-, under + fundere, to pour: see found
transitive verbsuf·fused, suf·fus·ing, suf·fus·es
- To spread through or over, as with liquid or light: “The sky above the roof is suffused with deep colors” (Eugene O'Neill).
- To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion: music that is suffused with sadness. See Synonyms at imbue.
Origin of suffuseLatin suffundere, suff&umacron;s- : sub-, sub- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present suffuses, present participle suffusing, simple past and past participle suffused)
The verb is often used in the passive voice.
From Latin suffundo.