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suffuse

Verb

1 cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color" [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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English

Pronunciation

  • /səˈfjuːz/
  • Rhymes with: -uːz

Verb

  1. To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
    The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
  2. In the context of "transitive|figurative": To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
    The warmth suffused his cold fingers.

Usage notes

The verb is often used in the passive voice.

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Italian

Verb

Noun

suffuse
  1. Plural of suffuso

Extensive Definition

Diffusion may refer to:
  • Diffusion, the spontaneous spreading of something such as particles, heat, light, or momentum
In the physical sciences:
In music:
In other areas:
suffuse in Spanish: Difusión (desambiguación)
suffuse in French: Diffusion
suffuse in Italian: Diffusione
suffuse in Slovak: Difúzia

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