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[in-ter-fyooz] /ˌɪn tərˈfyuz/
verb (used with object), interfused, interfusing.
to intersperse, intermingle, or permeate with something.
to blend or fuse, one with another.
to pour or pass (something) between, into, or through; infuse.
verb (used without object), interfused, interfusing.
to become blended or fused, one with another.
Origin of interfuse
1585-95; < Latin interfūsus past participle of interfundere to pour between. See inter-, fuse2
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interfusion, noun Unabridged
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  • Then, I suppose it was the interfusion of humor through so much of it, that made it all precious and friendly.

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells
  • Her reading was an interfusion of philosophy skimmed, and realistic romances deep-sounded.

  • This interfusion of personality, this vital union of soul, I could not doubt it!

    At Large Arthur Christopher Benson
  • The oration of Antony in Cæsar's funeral is such an interfusion of art and passion as realizes the very perfection of its kind.

British Dictionary definitions for interfusion


to diffuse or mix throughout or become so diffused or mixed; intermingle
to blend or fuse or become blended or fused
Derived Forms
interfusion, noun
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