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suffuse with (something)

1. To spread something over, across, or throughout something or some place; to fill or saturate something or some place with something. A noun or pronoun is used between "suffuse" and "with." Often used in passive constructions. The candlelight suffused the room with a dull glow that created a gloomy, ponderous atmosphere. The evening sky was suffused with all manner of brilliant colors given off by the setting sun.
2. To fill someone or something thoroughly with some quality or emotion. A noun or pronoun is used between "suffuse" and "with." Often used in passive constructions. The news seems to have certainly suffused him with happiness. The haunting landscapes in the film are suffused with a desolate tragedy that seems to echo the characters' own desperation.
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suffuse something with something

to saturate something with something, usually a color. The sun suffused the afternoon sky with orange and yellow. The bright light suffused the leaves with a golden glow.
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The author reads her work and suffuses it with hope and pain, awe and desperation.
At night, blue fluorescent light suffuses both ImageNet and the adjacent Vesper building, where Elliott is creating premises for a sister company engaged in recycling copier-ink cartridges.
Kemetic mythology suffuses the entire collection, but the remainder of the book is primarily focused on the experience and destiny of black people in the United States and is basically a series of elegies dedicated to African American artists and activists, particularly jazz musicians of the post-World War II era, including John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk.
He does not go so far as to describe Johnson as a diplomatic mastermind, but it seems safe to say that something more than grudging admiration suffuses his book.
The extent to which Delany's blackness suffuses his work, is always present, despite not being upside your head or in your face, will be a mystery to those still clinging to the old school of identity politics and its ready-to-wear, ready-to-bare essentialism.
The same oxygen that suffuses the body with life can quickly assume a rebellious nature, altering or destroying cells.
Calm, pale daylight suffuses the whole space, complemented when necessary with lamps in the cavity between the skins (the system also incorporates a degree of heating to cope with the unlikely event of snowfall).