- 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.
“There is a lot of infusion of different medias, which before was completely unconnected to the art world,” Emilia says.
Both became feverish and ill with the infusion, as expected, and both recovered.
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|DAILY BEAST
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?|Megan McArdle|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The tinker then pours a goatskin full of his infusion over the monster's head, who falls into a deep sleep.The Folk-Tales of the Magyars|Various
Spray all over with Nicoticide infusion as soon as the first beetle is seen, also shower with dry road-dust.ABC of Vegetable Gardening|Eben Eugene Rexford
They said that these things were absolutely begotten in the water of the decaying substances out of which the infusion was made.
Nor do we mean that Macaulay too copiously enriches the tongue with infusion from any Doric dialect.Critical Miscellanies, Volume I (of 3)|John Morley
It is usually combined with infusion of juniper berries or foxglove.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for infusion
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).