transfuse

[trans-fyooz] /trænsˈfyuz/
verb (used with object), transfused, transfusing.
1.
to transfer or pass from one to another; transmit; instill:
"to transfuse a love of literature to one's students."
2.
to diffuse into or through; permeate; infuse.
3.
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.
4.
Archaic. to pour from one container into another.
Origin
1375–1425; late Middle English transfusen < Latin trānsfūsus, past participle of trānsfundere to transfer by pouring. See trans-, fuse2
Related forms
transfuser, noun
transfusible, transfusable, adjective
transfusive
[trans-fyoo-siv, -ziv] /trænsˈfyu sɪv, -zɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
untransfused, adjective
untransfusible, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for transfuser
transfuse (trænsˈfjuːz)
 
vb
1.  to permeate or infuse: a blush transfused her face
2.  a.  to inject (blood, etc) into a blood vessel
 b.  to give a transfusion to (a patient)
3.  rare to transfer from one vessel to another, esp by pouring
 
[C15: from Latin transfundere to pour out, from trans- + fundere to pour]
 
trans'fuser
 
n
 
trans'fusible
 
adj
 
trans'fusable
 
adj
 
trans'fusive
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for transfuser
transfuse
"to transfer by pouring," c.1425, from L. transfusus, pp. of transfundere "pour from one container to another," from trans- "across" + fundere "to pour" (see found (2)). Transfusion "action of pouring liquid from one vessel to another" is attested from 1578, from L. transfusionem (nom. transfusio), from transfusus; sense of "transfering of blood from one individual to another" first recorded 1643.
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transfuser in Medicine

transfuse trans·fuse (trāns-fyōōz')
v. trans·fused, trans·fus·ing, trans·fus·es
To administer a transfusion of or to.


trans·fus'a·ble adj.
trans·fu'sive (-fyōō'sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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