- to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.
Origin of suffuse
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cover, pervade, diffuse, bathe, flood.
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- (tr; usually passive) to spread or flood through or over (something)the evening sky was suffused with red
C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour
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Word Origin and History for suffusive
1580s, from Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere (see suffusion). Related: Suffused; suffusing.
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