[ in-fyooz ]
/ ɪnˈfyuz /
verb (used with object), in·fused, in·fus·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·fused, in·fus·ing.
to undergo infusion; become infused: Leave the solution to infuse overnight.
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Origin of infuse
OTHER WORDS FROM infuse
in·fus·er, nounre·in·fuse, verb (used with object), re·in·fused, re·in·fus·ing.su·per·in·fuse, verb (used with object), su·per·in·fused, su·per·in·fus·ing.un·in·fused, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for infuser (1 of 2)
/ (ɪnˈfjuːzə) /
any device used to make an infusion, esp a tea maker
British Dictionary definitions for infuser (2 of 2)
/ (ɪnˈfjuːz) /
(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
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Medical definitions for infuser
[ ĭn-fyoōz′ ]
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.
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