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infusion

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noun in·fu·sion \in-ˈfyü-zhən\

Simple Definition of infusion

  • : the addition of something (such as money) that is needed or helpful

  • : a drink made by allowing something (such as tea) to stay in a liquid (such as hot water) : a drink made by infusing something

  • : the act of infusing something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infusion

  1. 1 :  the act or process of infusing <an infusion of new ideas>

  2. 2 :  a product obtained by infusing <herbal infusions>

  3. 3 :  the continuous slow introduction of a solution especially into a vein

Examples of infusion in a sentence

  1. Her ideas have brought a new infusion of vitality to the organization.

  2. a strong infusion of tea

  3. a medicinal drink made by infusion of herbs



15th Century

First Known Use of infusion

15th century


Medical Dictionary

infusion

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noun in·fusion \in-ˈfyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of infusion

  1. 1a:  the introducing of a solution (as of glucose or salt) especially into a vein; also :  the solution so usedb (1):  the steeping or soaking usually in water of a substance (as a plant drug) in order to extract its soluble constituents or principles—compare decoction 1 (2):  the liquid extract obtained by this process

  2. 2:  a watery suspension of decaying organic material <culturing soil amebas in lettuce infusion>




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