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suffusion

Pronunciation: su-fyu'zhun

Definition:

  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.

Synonym(s): extravasate2

[L. suffusio, fr. suffundo (subf-), to pour out]

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