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Definition of the verb suffuse

What does suffuse mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: suffused | suffusing | suffuses

  1. cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
  2. to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light
    • example: His whole frame suffused with a cold dew
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb suffuse


  1. [transitive] To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
  2. [transitive, figuratively] To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for suffuse

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Google previewThe dictionary and the language learner (1987)

Papers from the EURALEX Seminar at the University of Leeds, 1–3 April 1985 by Anthony P. Cowie, European Association for Lexicography

To suffuse .

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

suffuse. such det., predet., & pron. 1 of the type previously mentioned. 2 (such — — as/that) of the type about to be mentioned. 3 to so high a degree; so great: autumn's such a beautiful season. as such in the exact sense of the word. such as 1 ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

suffuse. 05 froth 05 hathe, ilood, imbue, steep 06 lather ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition of the author ... Fourteenth edition, corrected, etc (1828)

Ifrom suffuse.] The set of overreading with anything. That which is suf#. or spread. Dryden. - - - SUG. s. A kind of worm like a clove of pin with ...

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

suffuse (sә-FYOOZ) vb. To suffuse is to completely spread through or ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Suffuse implies an overspreading of a surface by or a spreading through an extent of ...

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Usage statistics about suffuse

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb suffuse:


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Suffuse Meaning

Video shows what suffuse means. To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.. To spread through or over in the ...

Scrabble value of S1U1F4F4U1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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