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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin suffundō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

suffuse (third-person singular simple present suffuses, present participle suffusing, simple past and past participle suffused)

  1. (transitive) To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to bathe.
    The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
    The warmth suffused his cold fingers.
  3. (transitive) To pour underneath.

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb is often used in the passive voice.

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AdjectiveEdit

suffuse (comparative more suffuse, superlative most suffuse)

  1. Suffused; diffuse.
    • 1912, New York State Museum, Annual Report, page 243:
      This limonite-colored mud is most often very suffuse and only faintly apparent.
    • 2014, Rita Petrini, Through the Curtain of Time and Space (→ISBN):
      Most of us mortals choose a very suffuse, dim light to have in our room, others push the switch to the maximum.

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

suffuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of suffondere

NounEdit

suffuse f

  1. plural of suffondere

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

suffūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of suffūsus