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Related to suffusive: suffice to say
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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