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Definition cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across;
or: to become overspread as with a fluid, a color, a gleam of light
  • The suffusion drained away from Jack's face.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
suffusion = flush (blushing complexion)
(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • In the hall Mildred's face was suffused with excitement.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • suffused = filled
  • In terms of sound it could be not unlike the buzzing of a hive of bees; in terms of light, a suffused glow.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The tree itself looked perfectly fine, whole and healthy, suffused with the essence of the Golden Fleece.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • From here, the Scottish countryside spread out before them, suffused in a pale moonlight that sifted through the departing clouds.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His volt meter showed thirteen and a half volts charging, and the Susan Marie ran hard and steady, her spotlight suffused in the fog.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Tyler trailed off since the colonel seemed to be suffusing a bit.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Snape's pale face, illuminated by the flaming cabin, was suffused with hatred just as it had been before he had cursed Dumbledore.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Again the strange, rapt glow suffused her body.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • It suffused him, seized him, and enveloped him completely.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The smell of Vlad's cooking suffused the corridor, and my stomach tightened with hunger.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • But at last the lagging daylight asserts itself, the torches are extinguished, and a mellow radiance suffuses the great spaces.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • A hint of pink suffused his cheeks.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Ivan smiled, but an angry flush suffused his face.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Blood suffused the Sardaukar's face.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The mist begins to suffuse with light.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Her daughter guides her to an indoor courtyard, suffused with winter light.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • He saw her reddened, crumpled face, and her blood-suffused eyes, and knew what was wrong.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • He looked up, however, and, when aware of her presence, a deep flush of shame suffused his handsome countenance.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Suffusing it all, the pain.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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