Definition of suffuse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

suffuse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//səˈfjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfjuːz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they suffuse
BrE BrE//səˈfjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfjuːz//
 
he / she / it suffuses
BrE BrE//səˈfjuːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfjuːzɪz//
 
past simple suffused
BrE BrE//səˈfjuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfjuːzd//
 
past participle suffused
BrE BrE//səˈfjuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfjuːzd//
 
-ing form suffusing
BrE BrE//səˈfjuːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfjuːzɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] suffuse somebody/something (with something) (literary) (especially of a colour, light or feeling) to spread all over or through somebody/something Her face was suffused with colour. Colour suffused her face. The room was suffused with a soft golden light. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin suffus- ‘poured into’, from sub- ‘below, from below’ + fundere ‘pour’.
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