suffuse

[ suh-fyooz ]
/ səˈfyuz /

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

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

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of suffuse

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

OTHER WORDS FROM suffuse

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for suffuse

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 forms of suffuse

suffusion (səˈfjuːʒən), nounsuffusive, adjective

Word Origin for suffuse

C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012