in-fuse

infuse

[in-fyooz]
verb (used with object), infused, infusing.
1.
to introduce, as if by pouring; cause to penetrate; instill (usually followed by into ): The energetic new principal infused new life into the school.
2.
to imbue or inspire (usually followed by with ): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.
3.
to steep or soak (leaves, bark, roots, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract the soluble properties or ingredients.
4.
Obsolete. to pour in.
verb (used without object), infused, infusing.
5.
to undergo infusion; become infused: Leave the solution to infuse overnight.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin infūsus past participle of infundere to pour into. See in-2, fuse2

infuser, noun
reinfuse, verb (used with object), reinfused, reinfusing.
superinfuse, verb (used with object), superinfused, superinfusing.
uninfused, adjective
uninfusing, adjective


1. ingrain; inculcate.
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infuse (ɪnˈfjuːz)
 
vb (often foll by into) (foll by with)
1.  to instil or inculcate
2.  to inspire; emotionally charge
3.  to soak or be soaked in order to extract flavour or other properties
4.  rare (foll by into) to pour
 
[C15: from Latin infundere to pour into]

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infuse
early 15c., "to pour in," from L. infusus, pp. of infundere "to pour into," from in- "in" + fundere "pour, spread" (see found (2)). Figurative sense of "instill, inspire" first recorded 1520s (infusion in this sense dates from mid-15c.).
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infuse in·fuse (ĭn-fyoōz')
v. in·fused, in·fus·ing, in·fus·es

  1. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.

  2. To introduce a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.

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