An example of suffuse is for the color of the setting sun to turn all the clouds a beautiful orange color.
transitive verb-·fused′, -·fus′ing
Origin of suffusefrom 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 suffūs- 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.