suffuse with

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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