suffuse

[ suh-fyooz ]
/ səˈfyuz /

verb (used with object), suf·fused, suf·fus·ing.

to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.

Origin of suffuse

First recorded in 1580–90, suffuse is from the Latin word suffūsus (past participle of suffundere). See suf-, fuse2
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British Dictionary definitions for suffuse

suffuse

/ (səˈfjuːz) /

verb

(tr; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something)the evening sky was suffused with red
Derived Formssuffusion (səˈfjuːʒən), nounsuffusive, adjective

Word Origin for suffuse

C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour
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Word Origin and History for suffuse

suffuse


v.

1580s, from Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere (see suffusion). Related: Suffused; suffusing.

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