(Suf*frag"i*nous) a. [L. suffraginosus diseased in the hock, fr. suffrago the pastern, or
hock.] Of or pertaining to the hock of a beast. [Obs.]
1. One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
2. One who has certain opinions or desires about the political right of suffrage; as, a woman suffragist.
It is curious that . . . Louisa Castelefort should be obliged after her marriage immediately to open her
doors and turn ultra liberal, or an universal suffragist.Miss Edgeworth.
(||Suf*fra"go) n. [L., the hock, from sub under + frangere to break.] (Zoöl.) The heel joint.
(Suf"france) n. Sufferance. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Suf`fru*tes"cent) a. [Pref. suf- + frutescent.] (Bot.) Slightly woody at the base.
(Suf*fru"ti*cose`) a. [Pref. suf- + fruticose.] (Bot.) Woody in the lower part of the stem,
but with the yearly branches herbaceous, as sage, thyme, hyssop, and the like.
(Suf*fru"ti*cous) a. Suffruticose.
(Suf*fu"mi*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffumigated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffumigating.] [L.
suffumigatus, p. p. of suffumigare to fumigate from below. See Sub-, and Fumigate.] To apply fumes
or smoke to the parts of, as to the body in medicine; to fumigate in part.
(Suf*fu`mi*ga"tion) n. [L. suffumigatio: cf. F. suffumigation.] The operation of suffumigating.
(Suf*fu"mige) n. [LL. suffumigium.] A medical fume. [Obs.] Harvey.
(Suf*fuse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffusing.] [L. suffusus, p. p. of
suffundere to overspread; sub under + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt.] To overspread, as with
a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover, as with something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks suffused
When purple light shall next suffuse the skies.Pope.
(Suf*fu"sion) n. [L. suffusio: cf. F. suffusion.]
1. The act or process of suffusing, or state of being suffused; an overspreading.
To those that have the jaundice, or like suffusion of eyes, objects appear of that color.Ray.
2. That with which a thing is suffused.
3. (Zoöl.) A blending of one color into another; the spreading of one color over another, as on the feathers
(Su"fi) n. [From the name of a dynasty of Persian kings, Safi, Safavi; said to come from name
Safi-ud-din of an ancestor of the family, confused with sfi pious.] A title or surname of the king of Persia.
(Su"fi), n. [Ar. & Per. sfi, wise, pious, devout.] One of a certain order of religious men in Persia.
[Written also sofi.]
(Su"fism) n. A refined mysticism among certain classes of Mohammedans, particularly in Persia,
who hold to a kind of pantheism and practice extreme asceticism in their lives. [Written also sofism.]