1. [syn: suffuse, perfuse]
2. to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light;
- Example: "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Suffuse \Suf*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffused; p. pr. &
vb. n. Suffusing.] [L. suffusus, p. p. of suffundere to
overspread; sub under + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt.]
To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover,
as with something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks
suffused with blushes.
When purple light shall next suffuse the skies. --Pope.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across;
"The sky was suffused with a warm pink color" [syn:
2: to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of
light; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "suffuse":
bathe, bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, color, cover,
crawl with, creep with, decoct, diffuse, dredge, dye, entincture,
extend throughout, fill, flavor, flood, flush, honeycomb, imbrue,
imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingrain, inoculate, instill,
interject, interpose, introduce, invest, leave no void, leaven,
mantle, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm, penetrate,
permeate, pervade, pour over, run through, saturate, season,
spread over, steep, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge,