Suffuse vs Panzoism - What's the difference?
As a verb suffuse
is to spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
As a noun panzoism is
(rare|archaic): belief that the entire universe is a living thing, or is suffused with life.
To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
(figuratively) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
- The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
- The warmth suffused his cold fingers.
The verb is often used in the passive voice.
* panzooism, pan-zoism
(rare, archaic): Belief that the entire universe is a living thing, or is suffused with life.
* 1875 , James McCosh, Ideas in Nature Overlooked by Dr. Tyndall , p.37.
* 1918 , Edward Gleason Spaulding, The New Rationalism , p.34.
- He holds that there is a pangenesis or panzoism in all animated being. Now, what is this but the "life" of the old zoologists whom they so ridicule?
* 2005 , David Skrbina, Panpsychism In The West , p. 220.
- But there [is] also panzoism , maintaining that the universe is a living being and has a soul, and anti-intellectualism, holding that genuine intellectual analysis is impossible, both because each thing is infinitely complex and because the removal of a part alters its causal context.
- Why Carus did not use 'hylozoism' is not clear. Regardless, that term is now rarely used, as is also true of the variation panzoism .