[ soo-per-fyooz ]
/ ˌsu pərˈfyuz /
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verb (used with object), su·per·fused, su·per·fus·ing.Obsolete.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of superfuse
1650–60; <Latin superfūsus, past participle of superfundere to pour over, equivalent to super-super- + -fūsus, equivalent to fud- (base of fundere to pour) + -tus past participle suffix, with dt>s
OTHER WORDS FROM superfusesu·per·fu·sion [soo-per-fyoo-zhuhn], /ˌsu pərˈfyu ʒən/, noun
Words nearby superfuse
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British Dictionary definitions for superfuse
/ (ˌsuːpəˈfjuːz) /
obsolete to pour or be poured so as to cover something
Derived forms of superfusesuperfusion, noun
Word Origin for superfuse
C17: from Latin superfūsus poured over, from superfundere, from super- + fundere to pour
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