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suffusion

 [sŭ-fu´zhun]
1. the process of overspreading, or diffusion.
2. the condition of being moistened or permeated through.

suf·fu·sion

(sŭ-fyū'zhŭn),
1. The act of pouring a fluid over the body.
2. A reddening of the surface.
3. The condition of being wet with a fluid.
4. Synonym(s): extravasate (2)
[L. suffusio, fr. suffundo (subf-), to pour out]

suffusion

/suf·fu·sion/ (sŭ-fu´zhun)
1. the process of overspreading, or diffusion.
2. the condition of being moistened or of being permeated through, as by blood.

suf·fu·sion

(sŭ-fyū'zhŭn)
1. The act of pouring a fluid over the body.
2. A reddening of the surface.
3. The condition of being wet with a fluid.
4. Synonym(s): extravasate (2) .

suffusion

reddening of skin surface

suf·fu·sion

(sŭ-fyū'zhŭn)
1. Pouring a fluid over the body.
2. Reddening of the surface.

suffusion

1. the process of overspreading, or diffusion.
2. the condition of being moistened or permeated through.
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In the hazy blue suffusion of Murillo's Wedding Feast at Cana the well ironed and luxurious tablecloths and the seventeenth-century finery of the guests suggest a patrician marriage in his native Seville.
Dorsum of thighs uniformly dark brown and bordered posteriorly by a straight light stripe; vertebral field dark; paravertebral field light yellowish-green anterior to forelimb, with light greenish suffusion onto midbody, then dark brown posteriorly; dorsum of head a slate color; face (including superciliaries and supralabials) and lateral surfaces of neck yellow; lateral surfaces of belly light blue; chin, throat, and rest of belly and tail white.
Acute rickettsioses were clinically similar to each other and to nonrickettsial febrile illnesses, except for frequency of cough, oliguria, and conjunctival suffusion (Table 1).
Only in direct proportion to the way in which speaking disarms us, making us irreplaceable on the path of an urgency by which we must each in our own way remain overcome, will the faint strains of an apocalypse of utterance guide all hierarchy and mediacy into place, overwhelmed by a spiritual force rendering them powerless against a destruction more irreversible than any fall, in the future of a suffusion almost immediately indistinguishable from peace.