verb (used with object), per·fused, per·fus·ing.
to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse.
to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something.
Surgery. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system.
Origin of perfuse
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But, indeed, this sort of honest guile runs all through the piece as a perfusive and permeating efficacy.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
surgery to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
Word Origin for perfuse
C16: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour
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1520s, from Latin perfusus, past participle of perfundere "to pour over, besprinkle," from per- + fundere (see found (v.2)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
To pour or diffuse a liquid over or through something.
To force blood or other fluid to flow from the artery through the vascular bed of a tissue or to flow through the lumen of a hollow structure.
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