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Meaning of INFUSION

Pronunciation:  in'fyoozhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; "the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"
  2. [n]  (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
  3. [n]  a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
 

INFUSION is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: extract
 
 See Also: beef tea, black catechu, Bovril, catechu, change of state, instillation, instillment, instilment, pancreatin, solution

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*fu"sion\, n. [L. infusio a pouring in: cf. F.
infusion. See {Infuse}, v. t.]
1. The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling;
   instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the
   mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.

         Our language has received innumerable elegancies and
         improvements from that infusion of Hebraisms.
                                               --Addison.

2. That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.

         His folly and his wisdom are of his oun growth, not
         the echo or infusion of other men.    --Swift.

3. The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion.
   [Obs.] ``Baptism by infusion.'' --Jortin.

4. (Pharmacy)
   (a) The act or process of steeping or soaking any
       substance in water in order to extract its virtues.
   (b) The liquid extract obtained by this process.

             Sips meek infusion of a milder herb. --Cowper.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A method of putting fluids, including drugs, into the bloodstream. Also called intravenous infusion.
 
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