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[in-fyoo-zhuh n] /ɪnˈfyu ʒən/
the act or process of infusing.
something that is infused.
a liquid extract, as tea, prepared by steeping or soaking.
  1. the steeping or soaking of a crude drug in water.
  2. the liquid so prepared.
  1. the introduction of a saline or other solution into a vein.
  2. the solution used.
Origin of infusion
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin infūsiōn- (stem of infūsiō). See infuse, -ion
Related forms
reinfusion, noun Unabridged
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  • Strain the infusion with a tea strainer, sieve or muslin cloth and discard the herb parts.
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  • Mix remaining ingredients, and pour on gradually the hot infusion which has been strained.
British Dictionary definitions for infusion


the act of infusing
something infused
an extract obtained by soaking
(med) introduction of a liquid, such as a saline solution, into a vein or the subcutaneous tissues of the body
Derived Forms
infusive (ɪnˈfjuːsɪv) adjective
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Word Origin and History for infusion

c.1400, from Old French infusion (13c.) or directly from Latin infusionem (nominative infusio), noun of action from past participle stem of infundere (see infuse).

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infusion in Medicine

infusion in·fu·sion (ĭn-fyōō'zhən)

  1. The process of steeping a substance in water to extract its soluble principles.

  2. A medicinal preparation from such a process.

  3. Introduction of a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.

  4. The solution introduced in such a manner.

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