- to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.
Origin of suffuse
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Examples from the Web for suffuse
The knowledge and performance of evil should suffuse one's daily life.The Status Civilization
What more could be needed to suffuse the world with the deepest meaning and beauty?The Sense of Beauty
They are not separately heard by the ear; they blend with the fundamental note and suffuse it, and alter it.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
His veins were beating as though they would burst the vessels in his temples, and suffuse his face with blood.In the Roar of the Sea
It seemed that she, too, at that moment felt some of the glow that the fall of the Alamo was to suffuse through Texas.The Texan Scouts
Joseph A. Altsheler
- (tr; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something)the evening sky was suffused with red
Word Origin and History for suffuse
1580s, from Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere (see suffusion). Related: Suffused; suffusing.