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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.
(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]
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.
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"