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infuse

[ in-fyooz ]
/ 瑟n藞fyuz /
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verb (used with object), in路fused, in路fus路ing.
to introduce, as if by pouring; cause to penetrate; instill (usually followed by into): The energetic new principal infused new life into the school.
to imbue or inspire (usually followed by with): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.
to steep or soak (leaves, bark, roots, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract the soluble properties or ingredients.
Obsolete. to pour in.
verb (used without object), in路fused, in路fus路ing.
to undergo infusion; become infused: Leave the solution to infuse overnight.
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Origin of infuse

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English, from Latin inf奴sus, past participle of infundere 鈥渢o pour into鈥;see in-2, fuse2

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British Dictionary definitions for infuse

infuse
/ (瑟n藞fju藧z) /

verb
(tr often foll by into) to instil or inculcate
(tr foll by with) to inspire; emotionally charge
to soak or be soaked in order to extract flavour or other properties
rare (foll by into) to pour

Word Origin for infuse

C15: from Latin infundere to pour into
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for infuse

infuse
[ 沫n-fyo艒z ]

v.
To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.
To introduce a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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