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Examples of suffuse in a Sentence
Morning light suffused the room.
she was suffused with an overwhelming feeling of liberation as her horse broke into a gallop
Recent Examples of suffuse from the Web
Crewdson carefully constructs his tableaux and then bathes them in soft, suffusing twilight, real and artificial.
Instead, Breitbart News stories fed the opposition, suffusing right-wing radio.
WASHINGTON — With emotions, interest and symbolism high, congressional lawmakers took to the baseball diamond Thursday night for a game normally meant for fun, but now suffused with meaning.
Disconnected scenes that sometimes add up to something and sometimes don't, but always suffused with the comedy, tragedy, and the unexpected.
An animist energy suffuses the oil-on-panel paintings of Seattle-area artist Lisa Gilley.
But what’s missing is the spontaneous rush of headlong infatuation that suffused the iconic William Wyler film, which starred Audrey Hepburn (in her movie debut) and the dashing Gregory Peck.
Alitalo, Nedergaard, Kipnis and others have found evidence that when the systems malfunction, the brain can become clogged with toxins and suffused with inflammatory immune cells.
A strong dose of economic populism, with an occasional sprinkling of geopolitics, has suffused the trade plans of the leading American presidential candidates this year.
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Did You Know?
If you are cold or embarrassed, your cheeks may become suffused with a red glow, as though coated on one side with paint. This is reflected in the word’s etymology. Suffuse derives from Latin suffundere, meaning "to pour beneath," a blend of the prefix sub- ("under") and fundere ("to pour"). Other verbs related to fundere continue the theme of pouring or spreading: diffuse ("to pour out and spread freely"), effuse ("to pour or flow out"), transfuse ("to cause to pass from one to another"), and the verb fuse itself when it's used to mean "to meld or join."
Synonym Discussion of suffuse
SUFFUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suffuse for English Language Learners
: to spread over or fill (something)
Medical Definition of suffuse
: to flush or spread over or through in the manner of a fluid and especially blood
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