- to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.
Origin of suffuse
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Examples from the Web for suffusion
His quick look at her she remembered, and the suffusion on his burnt face.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Melanism: an abnormal or unusual darkening: a suffusion with blackish.
Suffusion: a clouding, or a spreading of one shade over another.
Thus only can we achieve the suffusion of vision of the happy inebriate.
Possibly from the suffusion of blood to the face caused by it.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- (tr; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something)the evening sky was suffused with red
Word Origin and History for suffusion
late 14c., from Latin suffusionem (nominative suffusio) "a pouring over," from suffusus, past participle of suffundere "pour upon, overspread, suffuse," from sub "under" + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)).
1580s, from Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere (see suffusion). Related: Suffused; suffusing.
- The act of pouring a fluid over the body.
- The condition of being wet with a fluid.
- A spreading out of a body fluid from a vessel into the surrounding tissues.
- The reddening of a surface.