suffuse


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suf·fuse

 (sə-fyo͞oz′)
tr.v. suf·fused, suf·fus·ing, suf·fus·es
1. To spread through or over, as with liquid or light: "The sky above the roof is suffused with deep colors" (Eugene O'Neill).
2. To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion: music that is suffused with sadness. See Synonyms at imbue.

[Latin suffundere, suffūs- : sub-, sub- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

suf·fu′sion n.
suf·fu′sive (-fyo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.

suffuse

(səˈfjuːz)
vb
(tr; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something): the evening sky was suffused with red.
[C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour]
suffusion n
sufˈfusive adj

suf•fuse

(səˈfyuz)

v.t. -fused, -fus•ing.
to overspread with or as if with a liquid, color, etc.
[1580–90; < Latin suffūsus, past participle of suffundere. See suf-, fuse2]
suf•fu′sion (-ʒən) n.
suf•fu′sive (-sɪv) adj.

suffuse


Past participle: suffused
Gerund: suffusing

Imperative
suffuse
suffuse
Present
I suffuse
you suffuse
he/she/it suffuses
we suffuse
you suffuse
they suffuse
Preterite
I suffused
you suffused
he/she/it suffused
we suffused
you suffused
they suffused
Present Continuous
I am suffusing
you are suffusing
he/she/it is suffusing
we are suffusing
you are suffusing
they are suffusing
Present Perfect
I have suffused
you have suffused
he/she/it has suffused
we have suffused
you have suffused
they have suffused
Past Continuous
I was suffusing
you were suffusing
he/she/it was suffusing
we were suffusing
you were suffusing
they were suffusing
Past Perfect
I had suffused
you had suffused
he/she/it had suffused
we had suffused
you had suffused
they had suffused
Future
I will suffuse
you will suffuse
he/she/it will suffuse
we will suffuse
you will suffuse
they will suffuse
Future Perfect
I will have suffused
you will have suffused
he/she/it will have suffused
we will have suffused
you will have suffused
they will have suffused
Future Continuous
I will be suffusing
you will be suffusing
he/she/it will be suffusing
we will be suffusing
you will be suffusing
they will be suffusing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suffusing
you have been suffusing
he/she/it has been suffusing
we have been suffusing
you have been suffusing
they have been suffusing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suffusing
you will have been suffusing
he/she/it will have been suffusing
we will have been suffusing
you will have been suffusing
they will have been suffusing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suffusing
you had been suffusing
he/she/it had been suffusing
we had been suffusing
you had been suffusing
they had been suffusing
Conditional
I would suffuse
you would suffuse
he/she/it would suffuse
we would suffuse
you would suffuse
they would suffuse
Past Conditional
I would have suffused
you would have suffused
he/she/it would have suffused
we would have suffused
you would have suffused
they would have suffused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suffuse - cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
2.suffuse - to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

suffuse

verb spread through or over, flood, infuse, cover, steep, bathe, mantle, pervade, permeate, imbue, overspread, transfuse A dull red flash suffused Selby's face.

suffuse

verb
To cause to be filled, as with a particular mood or tone:
Translations

suffuse

[səˈfjuːz] VT [light] → bañar; [colour, flush] → teñir; [delight, relief] → inundar
suffused with lightbañado de luz
eyes suffused with tearsojos bañados de lágrimas
this book is suffused with the author's Irish humoureste libro está impregnado del humor irlandés del autor

suffuse

vterfüllen; (light) → durchfluten; suffused with lightin Licht getaucht, lichtdurchflutet (geh); eyes suffused with tearsAugen voller Tränen, tränenerfüllte Augen; a blush suffused her faceeine Röte überzog ihr Gesicht

suffuse

[səˈfjuːz] vt (frm) to suffuse (with) (colour) → tingere (di)
her face was suffused with joy → la gioia si dipingeva sul suo volto
the room was suffused with light → nella stanza c'era una luce soffusa
References in classic literature ?
NOW when Morning, clad in her robe of saffron, had begun to suffuse light over the earth, Jove called the gods in council on the topmost crest of serrated Olympus.
Messner regarded her in a way that was almost paternal, what of the profundity of pity and patience with which he contrived to suffuse it.
Then the light of the full moon began to suffuse his face, until he exploded with: "That was my other dog.
I heard Youth calling in the night: 'Gone is my former world-delight; For there is naught my feet may stay; The morn suffuses into day, It dare not stand a moment still But must the world with light fulfil.
But Galbraith's pro-Kurdish sympathies suffuse the book, and it seems a little too pat that his solution to the problem of Iraq aligns perfectly with the Kurds' longstanding national ambitions.
A sense of humility, pride, and mingled determination and grace suffuse the work.
For example, in a graduated set of nested porcelain plates by Dan Flavin, the painted undersides suffuse colour onto the white surfaces below, reminiscent of his 1992 fluorescent-light installation on the spiralling ramp of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.