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suffuse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of suffuse

  1. 1 to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle she was suffused with an overwhelming feeling of liberation as her horse broke into a gallop Synonyms of suffuse endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, infuseWords Related to suffuse animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms of suffuse deprive, divest, strip; clear, empty; eliminate, remove, take away

  2. 2 to spread throughout a living room suffused with warm sunlight Synonyms of suffuse interpenetrate, percolate (into), pervade, riddle, permeate, transfuseWords Related to suffuse diffuse (through), impregnate, pass (into), penetrate; fill (up); drench, imbue, infuse, saturate, soak, steep; flood, glut

Synonym Discussion of suffuse

infuse, suffuse, imbue, ingrain, inoculate, leaven mean to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout. infuse implies a pouring in of something that gives new life or significance.
    • new members infused enthusiasm into the club
suffuse implies a spreading through of something that gives an unusual color or quality.
    • a room suffused with light
imbue implies the introduction of a quality that fills and permeates the whole being.
    • imbue students with intellectual curiosity
ingrain, used only in the passive or past participle, suggests the deep implanting of a quality or trait.
    • clung to ingrained habits
inoculate implies an imbuing or implanting with a germinal idea and often suggests stealth or subtlety.
    • an electorate inoculated with dangerous ideas
leaven implies introducing something that enlivens, tempers, or markedly alters the total quality.
    • a serious play leavened with comic moments


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