Simple Definition of transfuse
medical : to take (blood) from one person or animal and put it into another
Full Definition of transfuse
Examples of transfuse
The hospital staff transfuses more than 8,000 units of blood annually.
<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 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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