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transfuse

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transitive verb trans·fuse \tran(t)s-ˈfyüz\

Simple Definition of transfuse

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

Full Definition of transfuse

trans·fusedtrans·fus·ing

  1. 1a :  to cause to pass from one to another :  transmitb :  to diffuse into or through :  permeate <sunlight transfuses the bay>

  2. 2a :  to transfer (as blood) into a vein or an artery of a person or animalb :  to subject (a patient) to transfusion

trans·fus·ible or trans·fus·able play \-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


Medical Dictionary

transfuse

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transitive verb trans·fuse \tran(t)s-ˈfyüz\

Medical Definition of transfuse

trans·fusedtrans·fus·ing

  1. 1:  to transfer (as blood) into a vein or artery of a human being or an animal

  2. 2:  to subject (a patient) to transfusion




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