transfuse


trans·fuse

transitive verb \tran(t)s-ˈfyüz\

medical : to take (blood) from one person or animal and put it into another

trans·fusedtrans·fus·ing

Full Definition of TRANSFUSE

1
a :  to cause to pass from one to another :  transmit
b :  to diffuse into or through :  permeate <sunlight transfuses the bay>
2
a :  to transfer (as blood) into a vein or an artery of a person or animal
b :  to subject (a patient) to transfusion
trans·fus·ible or trans·fus·able \-ˈfyü-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of TRANSFUSE

  1. The hospital staff transfuses more than 8,000 units of blood annually.
  2. <a teacher who is able to transfuse his enthusiasm and passion for history to his students>

Origin of TRANSFUSE

Middle English, from Latin transfusus, past participle of transfundere, from trans- + fundere to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 15th century

trans·fuse

transitive verb \tran(t)s-ˈfyüz\   (Medical Dictionary)
trans·fusedtrans·fus·ing

Medical Definition of TRANSFUSE

1
: to transfer (as blood) into a vein or artery of a human being or an animal
2
: to subject (a patient) to transfusion

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