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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
And then the two men talk about Nina, and an immense sadness suffuses everything that’s happening.
But co-writer and director John Cameron Mitchell has clearly turned them into an ethos and an organizing principle that suffuses every aspect of the design and apparently the story.
The solar system is suffused with comet dust, and comet dust is dark.
If the politics of the actor, director, producer, or writer suffuses the movie, TV show, song, or book, that’s a different case.
The sense of magic that technologists once evoked has been suffused with suspicion and fear, as their creations gobble up a greater share of our economy, attention, and lives.
Isa Fabro, a pastry chef in Los Angeles, slakes hers in butter suffused with ube halaya (a jam of purple yam) and latik, a coconut-milk concentrate close in spirit to dulce de leche.
The event was suffused with sadness, given that the school was the site of the Feb. 14 shootings that have galvanized the new movement for more gun restrictions.
Pam Stone compared their actual smell to the ammonia-and-sulfur stench that suffuses the air outside paper mills.
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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
- new members infused enthusiasm into the club
- a room suffused with light
- imbue students with intellectual curiosity
- clung to ingrained habits
- an electorate inoculated with dangerous ideas
- a serious play leavened with comic moments
SUFFUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suffuse for English Language Learners
: to spread over or fill (something)
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