- the act or process of infusing.
- something that is infused.
- a liquid extract, as tea, prepared by steeping or soaking.
- the steeping or soaking of a crude drug in water.
- the liquid so prepared.
- the introduction of a saline or other solution into a vein.
- the solution used.
Origin of infusion
Examples from the Web for infusion
Some infusion pumps and patient monitoring systems go for less than $100.How Your Pacemaker Will Get Hacked
Kaiser Health News
November 17, 2014
“There is a lot of infusion of different medias, which before was completely unconnected to the art world,” Emilia says.Inside the Kabokovs' ‘Strange City’
June 13, 2014
Both became feverish and ill with the infusion, as expected, and both recovered.Are Viruses the Next Cure for Cancer?
May 15, 2014
The buy-out had drained the Lampoon's resources, and an infusion of fresh cash was urgently needed.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon
Robert Sam Anson
March 1, 2014
Markets will not be so sanguine if it is the Spanish or Italian banking system that needs an infusion.European Finance Ministers Talk Tough About Bank Bailouts. Does It Matter?
March 26, 2013
An infusion of white blood does not help the matter, but rather makes it worse.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
They said that these things were absolutely begotten in the water of the decaying substances out of which the infusion was made.
Buttermilk whey sweetened with honey, or an infusion of marshmallow roots, ought to constitute the whole of the patient's drink.
The salts and more active spirits of tar are got by infusion in cold water; but the resinous part is not to be dissolved thereby.
Worms may be destroyed by an infusion of walnut-tree leaves, or by pouring into the holes a ley made of wood ashes and lime.
- the act of infusing
- something infused
- an extract obtained by soaking
- med introduction of a liquid, such as a saline solution, into a vein or the subcutaneous tissues of the body
Word Origin and History for infusion
c.1400, from Old French infusion (13c.) or directly from Latin infusionem (nominative infusio), noun of action from past participle stem of infundere (see infuse).
- The process of steeping a substance in water to extract its soluble principles.
- A medicinal preparation from such a process.
- Introduction of a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
- The solution introduced in such a manner.