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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.

[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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suffusion - the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
ammonification - impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
carbonation - saturation with carbon dioxide (as soda water)
diffusion - (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
saturation, impregnation - the process of totally saturating something with a substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
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[səˈfjuːʒən] Ndifusión f
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n. sufusión, infiltración de un líquido del cuerpo en los tejidos circundantes.
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But if this is true, I found the books better than their friends, and had many a heartache from their pathos, many a genuine glow of purpose from their high import, many a tender suffusion from their sentiment.
There was both contusion and suffusion of the brain.
The rapidity of the suffusion shows the terrible nature of his injury.
There was a healthful suffusion on their cheeks, instead of the ashen hue that had made them look so corpse-like.
"Dear Clifford, I wish I could keep the sound from your ears," said Hepzibah, patiently, but reddening with a painful suffusion of shame.
The dim forehead was crowned with a star; the lineaments below were seen as through the suffusion of vapour; the eyes shone dark and wild; the hair streamed shadowy, like a beamless cloud torn by storm or by electric travail.
Thee I re-visit now with bolder wing, Escap't the STYGIAN Pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight Through utter and through middle darkness borne With other notes then to th' ORPHEAN Lyre I sung of CHAOS and ETERNAL NIGHT, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital Lamp; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that rowle in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn; So thick a drop serene hath quencht thir Orbs, Or dim suffusion veild.
"The last attack I had," said he, "lasted but half an hour, and after it I was hungry, and got up without help; now I can move neither my right arm nor leg, and my head seems uncomfortable, which shows that there has been a suffusion of blood on the brain.
Furthermore, heart is misshaped, flabby with greasy fat deposits on epicardium, petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages on heart musculature and the incised myocardium shows congestion and suffusion with blood (Anjum 1990; Jaffery 1988; Kumar et al., 1997).
When she receives Montraville's love letter, "a gentle suffusion of vermillion tinged her face and neck" (28), and repeated readings reinforce its effect: "Several times in the course of the day, she indulged herself in reading over the letter, and each time she read it, the contents sunk deeper in her heart" (36).
In a 6-year case series of 182 patients, conjunctival suffusion had been observed in 55% of the patients (7).
Geeny Anne Austria of the DOH-CAR RESU explained that leptospirosis is a group of zoonotic bacterial disease with variable manifestations and it is characterized by the sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, severe myalgia in calves and thighs and conjunctiva suffusion.