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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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As I write this sentence my tastebuds are dancing a can-can and a warm glow suffuses my brain.
He explains, for instance, how the Big Bang, the reigning theory of the universe's beginning, is finding corroboration with discoveries about the microwave radiation that suffuses the sky.
Moten places such performances in dialogue with an exhaustive collection of Western philosophers and theorists, including Sigmund Freud, who in chapter one helps Moten to think through the question of "drive" in Ellington's music; Martin Heidegger, whom Moten fruitfully relates to LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka in chapter two, the book's longest and most ambitious chapter; and Jacques Derrida, whose theory of "invagination" suffuses Moten's text as a whole but seems most productive when related to his readings of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and, later, the work of black philosopher and conceptual artist Adrian Piper.
Confidence suffuses the grooves of Ani DiFranco's crackling Evolve.
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.