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suffuse suffused
spread through or over
  • How to Memorize
    • suffuse - fill
  • Analysis

    The formal word ‘suffuse’ refers to something that permeates and disperses within somebody or something. It is most commonly used in relation to a feeling when discussing a person, and a colour when referring to a thing. This term is typically encountered in written English, particularly in literature.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsimbuepermeate, pervade,
    Antonymsevaporate, distil,
  • Example(s)
    1. Attempts to suffuse sports with politics have met with strong resistance. The majority feel that the two should be kept separate.

    2. After I told Mary the bad news, she was clearly devastated. Her face became suffused with sadness.

    3. The sun was just setting as I drove home from work and it suffused the clouds with a vivid red glow.