- to transfer or pass from one to another; transmit; instill: to transfuse a love of literature to one's students.
- to diffuse into or through; permeate; infuse.
- to transfer (blood) into the veins or arteries of a person or animal.
- to inject, as a saline solution, into a blood vessel.
- Archaic. to pour from one container into another.
Origin of transfuse
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Examples from the Web for transfuse
It is easy to guide the hand, but who can transfuse a soul into the image?Practical Education, Volume II
His blood they transfuse into their minds and into their manners.
How few like him could transfuse the spirit of the Tipperary assassin into the moral principles of the Castle, for useful purpose?Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent
Was it possible to transfuse the peculiar spirit of the Irish native poetry into the English tongue?
Send me (if you have them) the rejected ones: I think I could transfuse blood into them and revive them.
- to permeate or infusea blush transfused her face
- to inject (blood, etc) into a blood vessel
- to give a transfusion to (a patient)
- rare to transfer from one vessel to another, esp by pouring
C15: from Latin transfundere to pour out, from trans- + fundere to pour
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Word Origin and History for transfuse
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To administer a transfusion of or to.
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