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infusion

noun in·fu·sion \in-ˈfyü-zhən\

: 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

Full Definition of INFUSION

1
:  the act or process of infusing <an infusion of new ideas>
2
:  a product obtained by infusing <herbal infusions>
3
:  the continuous slow introduction of a solution especially into a vein

Examples of INFUSION

  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

First Known Use of INFUSION

15th century

infusion

noun in·fusion \in-ˈfyü-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INFUSION

1
a :  the introducing of a solution (as of glucose or salt) especially into a vein; also :  the solution so used b (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
:  a watery suspension of decaying organic material <culturing soil amebas in lettuce infusion>

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