Infuse vs. Suffuse

Infuse vs. Suffuse — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Infuse and Suffuse

Infuseverb

To put into or introduce as if by pouring

infused new vigor into the movement.

Suffuseverb

To spread through or over, as with liquid or light

"The sky above the roof is suffused with deep colors" (Eugene O'Neill).

Infuseverb

To fill or cause to be filled with something

infused them with a love of the land.

Suffuseverb

To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion

music that is suffused with sadness.

Infuseverb

To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.

Suffuseverb

(transitive) To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to bathe.

The entire room was suffused with a golden light.

Infuseverb

To flavor or scent (a liquid) by steeping ingredients in it

"He would infuse ... vegetable oil with the pungent taste of scallions" (Nina Simonds).

Suffuseverb

To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.

The warmth suffused his cold fingers.

Infuseverb

To introduce (a solution) into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.

Suffuseverb

(transitive) To pour underneath.

Infuseverb

(transitive) To cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill.

Suffuseadjective

Suffused; diffuse.

Infuseverb

(transitive) To steep in a liquid, so as to extract the soluble constituents (usually medicinal or herbal).

Suffuseverb

cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across;

The sky was suffused with a warm pink color

Infuseverb

(transitive) To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill (with).

Suffuseverb

to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light;

His whole frame suffused with a cold dew

Infuseverb

(transitive) To instill as a quality.

Infuseverb

(intransitive) To undergo infusion.

Infuseverb

(transitive) To make an infusion with (an ingredient); to tincture; to saturate.

Infuseverb

To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.

Infuseverb

teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;

inculcate values into the young generation

Infuseverb

fill, as with a certain quality;

The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

Infuseverb

undergo the process of infusion;

the mint tea is infusing

Infuseverb

let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse;

steep the blossoms in oilsteep the fruit in alcohol

Infuseverb

introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes;

Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals