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Meaning of INFUSE

Pronunciation:  in'fyooz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  sit or let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
  2. [v]  fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
  3. [v]  teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

INFUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: impregnate, inculcate, instill, instill, steep, tincture
 See Also: decoct, din, draw, drill, fill, fill up, imbue, make full, marinade, marinate, soak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infused}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Infusing}.] [L. infusus, p. p. of infundere to pour in or
    into; pref. in- in + fundere to pour: cf. F. infuser. See
    {Found} to cast.]
    1. To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
             That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse.
    2. To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.
             That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the
             trunks of men.                        --Shak.
             Why should he desire to have qualities infused into
             his son which himself never possessd? --Swift.
    3. To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed
       by with.
             Infuse his breast with magnanimity.   --Shak.
             Infusing him with self and vain conceit. --Shak.
    4. To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the
       propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.
             One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces
             of warm water.                        --Coxe.
    5. To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture;
       to saturate. [R.] --Bacon.
  2. \In*fuse\, n.
    Infusion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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