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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 ?
The commonest utterances of the commonest citizens in the time of the Colour Revolt seem to have been suffused with a richer tinge of word or thought; and to that era we are even now indebted for our finest poetry and for whatever rhythm still remains in the more scientific utterance of these modern days.
Nothing could have altered the rich colour of my commander's complexion, laid on generously by wind and sea; but between the two tufts of fair hair above his ears, his skull, generally suffused with the hue of blood, shone dead white, like a dome of ivory.
Everything was suffused with a soft, red glow in which he saw his shadow projected in the road before him.
One day the planks stream with freshets of blood and oil; on the sacred quarter-deck enormous masses of the whale's head are profanely piled; great rusty casks lie about, as in a brewery yard; the smoke from the try-works has besooted all the bulwarks; the mariners go about suffused with unctuousness; the entire ship seems great leviathan himself; while on all hands the din is deafening.
In the deep gloom she could not see the anger which suffused his face.
said Kutuzov, and a flush of pleasure suffused Prince Andrew's face at this recollection.
For, with Arthur's sensitiveness to opinion, the loss of Adam's respect was a shock to his self-contentment which suffused his imagination with the sense that he had sunk in all eyes--as a sudden shock of fear from some real peril makes a nervous woman afraid even to step, because all her perceptions are suffused with a sense of danger.
But his face was suffused with a quiet glow when he met her.
Next morning - bright and cheerful out of doors - stole softened in through the blinds of the silent room, and suffused the couch and its occupant with a mellow, tender glow.
A sob which Mordaunt could not repress burst from his throat and his livid face became suffused with blood; he clenched his fists, sweat covered his face, his hair, like Hamlet's, stood on end, and racked with fury he cried out:
Also, it is admitted, when consciousness suffused his brain with a thought, that the thought was dimmer, vaguer than a similar thought in a human brain.
A momentary blush suffused her face - perhaps, a blush of sympathetic shame for such an awkward style of presentation: she gravely examined the volume on both sides; then silently turned over the leaves, knitting her brows the while, in serious cogitation; then closed the book, and turning from it to me, quietly asked the price of it - I felt the hot blood rush to my face.