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suffuse


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suffuse  \Suf*fuse"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Suffused};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Suffusing}.]  [L.  suffusus  p.  p.  of  suffundere  to 
  overspread;  sub  under  +  fundere  to  pour.  See  {Fuse}  to  melt.] 
  To  overspread,  as  with  a  fluid  or  tincture;  to  fill  or  cover, 
  as  with  something  fluid;  as  eyes  suffused  with  tears;  cheeks 
  suffused  with  blushes. 
 
  When  purple  light  shall  next  suffuse  the  skies.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  suffuse 
  v  1:  cause  to  spread  or  flush  or  flood  through  over  or  across 
  "The  sky  was  suffused  with  a  warm  pink  color";  also  of 
  liquids  [syn:  {perfuse}] 
  2:  to  become  overspread  as  with  a  fluid,  a  colour,  a  gleam  of 
  light:  "His  whole  frame  suffused  with  a  cold  dew" 




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