perfuse

[ per-fyooz ]

verb (used with object),per·fused, per·fus·ing.
  1. to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse.

  2. to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something.

  1. Surgery. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system.

Origin of perfuse

1
1520–30; <Latin perfūsus, past participle of perfundere to drench, flood. See per-, fuse2

Other words from perfuse

  • per·fu·sive [per-fyoo-siv], /pərˈfyu sɪv/, adjective

Words Nearby perfuse

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British Dictionary definitions for perfuse

perfuse

/ (pəˈfjuːz) /


verb(tr)
  1. to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)

  2. surgery to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide

Origin of perfuse

1
C16: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour

Derived forms of perfuse

  • perfused, adjective
  • perfusion, noun
  • perfusionist, noun
  • perfusive, adjective

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