Suffuse meaning

sə-fyo͝oz'
To suffuse is to fill or spread over with a glow or color.

An example of suffuse is for the color of the setting sun to turn all the clouds a beautiful orange color.

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To spread through or over, as with liquid or light.
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To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion.

Music that is suffused with sadness.

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To overspread so as to fill with a glow, color, fluid, etc.
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To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.

The entire room was suffused with a golden light.

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(figuratively) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.

The warmth suffused his cold fingers.

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Origin of suffuse

  • Latin suffundere suffūs- sub- sub- fundere to pour gheu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin suffundo.
    From Wiktionary