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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of suffundere 'to pour beneath, suffuse', from sub- ( SUB-) + fundere 'to pour'


suf‧fuse [transitive] literary
1 if warmth, colour, liquid etc suffuses something or someone, it covers or spreads through them:
The light of the setting sun suffused the clouds.
Hot colour suffused her cheeks.

be suffused with something

if someone is suffused with a feeling, they are full of that feeling:
She was suffused with happiness.

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