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suffuse

suf·fuse

suffuse

 
pronunciation:
s fyuz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: suffused, suffuses, suffusing
definition: of a color, liquid, or the like, to spread throughout or across the surface of.
A blush suffused her cheeks.
synonyms:
imbue, permeate, transfuse
similar words:
bathe, charge, color, fill, infiltrate, infuse, overspread, pervade, saturate, steep
derivations: suffusive (adj.), suffusedly (adv.), suffusion (n.)
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The word suffuse contains the following parts:
suf- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suf- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "f," such as "fus" and "fix." See sub-.
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fus Latin root that means to pour