[ in-fyoo-zhuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ɪnˈfyu ʒəˌnɪz əm /

noun Theology.

the doctrine that the soul existed in a previous state and is infused into the body at conception or birth.

Origin of infusionism

First recorded in 1880–85; infusion + -ism

Related forms

in·fu·sion·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for infusionism


/ (ɪnˈfjuːʒəˌnɪzəm) /


Christian theol the doctrine that at the birth of each individual a pre-existing soul is implanted in his body, to remain there for the duration of his earthly life

Derived Forms

infusionist, noun, adjective
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