verb (used with object), trans·fused, trans·fus·ing.
- to transfer (blood) into the veins or arteries of a person or animal.
- to inject, as a saline solution, into a blood vessel.
Origin of transfuse
Examples from the Web for transfuse
Send me (if you have them) the rejected ones: I think I could transfuse blood into them and revive them.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey
Was it possible to transfuse the peculiar spirit of the Irish native poetry into the English tongue?The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
Animated and ardent himself, he could transfuse the same holy ardor into the minds of his pupils.The History of Dartmouth College|Baxter Perry Smith
May you be enabled, by reading them frequently, to transfuse into your own breast that holy flame which inspired the writer!Letters on the Improvement of the Mind|Hester Chapone
Uncle Billy caught them, and in one supreme pressure seemed to pour out and transfuse his whole simple soul into his partner's.Stories in Light and Shadow|Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for transfuse
- to inject (blood, etc) into a blood vessel
- to give a transfusion to (a patient)
Word Origin for transfuse
Word Origin and History for transfuse
"to transfer by pouring," early 15c., from Latin transfusus, past participle of transfundere "pour from one container to another," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Related: Transfused; transfusing.