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transfuse

[ trans-fyooz ]
/ trænsˈfyuz /
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verb (used with object), trans·fused, trans·fus·ing.
to transfer or pass from one to another; transmit; instill: to transfuse a love of literature to one's students.
to diffuse into or through; permeate; infuse.
Medicine/Medical.
  1. to transfer (blood) into the veins or arteries of a person or animal.
  2. to inject, as a saline solution, into a blood vessel.
Archaic. to pour from one container into another.
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Origin of transfuse

1375–1425; late Middle English transfusen<Latin trānsfūsus, past participle of trānsfundere to transfer by pouring. See trans-, fuse2

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British Dictionary definitions for transfuse

transfuse
/ (trænsˈfjuːz) /

verb (tr)
to permeate or infusea blush transfused her face
  1. to inject (blood, etc) into a blood vessel
  2. to give a transfusion to (a patient)
rare to transfer from one vessel to another, esp by pouring

Derived forms of transfuse

transfuser, nountransfusible or transfusable, adjectivetransfusive, adjective

Word Origin for transfuse

C15: from Latin transfundere to pour out, from trans- + fundere to pour
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