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Meaning of SUFFUSE

Pronunciation:  su'fyooz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"
  2. [v]  to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"

SUFFUSE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: perfuse
 See Also: change, flush



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Suf*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffused}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Suffusing}.] [L. suffusus, p. p. of suffundere to
overspread; sub under + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.]
To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover,
as with something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks
suffused with blushes.

      When purple light shall next suffuse the skies. --Pope.