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blush

 [blush]
sudden, brief erythema of the face and neck, resulting from vascular dilatation due to emotion or heat.

blush

(blŭsh),
1. A sudden and brief redness of the face and neck due to emotion.
2. In angiography, used metaphorically to describe neovascularity or, in some cases, extravasation.
[M.E., fr. O.E. blyscan,]

blush

Etymology: ME, blusshen, to redden
a brief, diffuse erythema of the face and neck, commonly the result of dilation of superficial small blood vessels in response to heat or sudden emotion.

blush

(blŭsh)
1. A sudden and brief redness of the face and neck due to emotion.
2. In angiography, used metaphorically to describe neovascularity or, in some cases, extravasation.
[M.E., fr. O.E. blyscan,]
References in classic literature ?
Whereat Scrooge's niece's sister -- the plump one with the lace tucker: not the one with the roses -- blushed.
Hetty smiled and blushed, but before she could answer, Mrs.
I do not know what I was thinking of" (blushing again that she had blushed before); "James only means to give me good advice.
He blushed a great deal when the others chaffed him for his obvious preference.
She continually trembled and blushed, and she sat on the very edge of the seat.
Benjamin blushed a shade deeper, and answered, "Yes.
Sedley descended into the welcome shore-boat which was to take them from the ship, the whole crew, men and officers, the great Captain Bragg himself leading off, gave three cheers for Major Dobbin, who blushed very much and ducked his head in token of thanks.