Simple Definition of suffuse
: to spread over or fill (something)
Examples of suffuse
Morning light suffused the room.
<she was suffused with an overwhelming feeling of liberation as her horse broke into a gallop>
Origin of suffuse
Latin suffusus, past participle of suffundere, literally, to pour beneath, from sub- + fundere to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 1590
Synonym Discussion of suffuse
Rhymes with suffuse
abuse, accuse, amuse, Andrews, bad news, bemuse, berceuse, chanteuse, charmeuse, chartreuse, coiffeuse, confuse, contuse, danseuse, defuse, diffuse, diseuse, disuse, effuse, enthuse, excuse, ill-use, incuse, infuse, masseuse, misuse, perfuse, peruse, recluse, recuse, refuse, reuse, short fuse, Toulouse, transfuse, vendeuse
Medical Definition of suffuse
: to flush or spread over or through in the manner of a fluid and especially blood
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