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Definition of the verb suffuse
What does suffuse mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: suffused | suffusing | suffuses
- cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
- examples: The sky was suffused with a warm pink color | They suffuse the cloth with water and alcohol | Water and alcohol suffuse the cloth
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] in [Theme] Leigh swaddled the baby in blankets [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Leslie staffed the store with employees [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination] The employees staffed the store
Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): adorn, anoint, bandage, bathe, bestrew, bind, blanket, block, blot, bombard, carpet, choke, cloak, clog, clutter, coat, contaminate, cover, dam, dapple, deck, decorate, deluge, dirty, disguise, dot, douse, drench, edge, embellish, emblazon, encircle, encrust, endow, enrich, entangle, face, festoon, fill, fleck, flood, frame, garland, garnish, gild, grace, imbue, impregnate, infect, inject, inlay, interlace, interlard, interleave, intersperse, interweave, inundate, lard, lash, line, litter, mask, mottle, ornament, pad, panel, pave, plate, plug, replenish, riddle, ring, ripple, robe, saturate, season, shroud, smother, soak, soil, speckle, splotch, spot, staff, stipple, stop up, stud, sully, surround, swaddle, swathe, taint, tile, trim, veil, vein.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of suffuse: perfuse
- more generic word: flush = cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
- to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light
Alternative definition of the verb suffuse
- [transitive] To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
- synonym: diffuse
- [transitive, figuratively] To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
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Papers from the EURALEX Seminar at the University of Leeds, 1–3 April 1985 by Anthony P. Cowie, European Association for Lexicography
To suffuse .
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 ...
by American Heritage Dictionary
suffuse. 05 froth 05 hathe, ilood, imbue, steep 06 lather ...
A 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 ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
suffuse (sә-FYOOZ) vb. To suffuse is to completely spread through or ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Suffuse implies an overspreading of a surface by or a spreading through an extent of ...
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb suffuse:
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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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