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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.
suf·fu′sive (-fyo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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(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]
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v.t. -fused, -fus•ing.
to overspread with or as if with a liquid, color, etc.
suf•fu′sion (-ʒən) n.
suf•fu′sive (-sɪv) adj.
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Past participle: suffused
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|Verb||1.||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"
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verb spread through or over, flood, infuse, cover, steep, bathe, mantle, pervade, permeate, imbue, overspread, transfuse A dull red flash suffused Selby's face.
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suffuse[səˈfjuːz] VT [light] → bañar; [colour, flush] → teñir; [delight, relief] → inundar
suffused with light → bañado de luz
eyes suffused with tears → ojos bañados de lágrimas
this book is suffused with the author's Irish humour → este libro está impregnado del humor irlandés del autor
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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
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