infuse

verb
in·​fuse | \ in-ˈfyüz How to pronounce infuse (audio) \
infused; infusing

Definition of infuse

transitive verb

1a : to cause to be permeated with something (such as a principle or quality) that alters usually for the better infuse the team with confidence
b : introduce, insinuate a new spirit was infused into American artAmer. Guide Series: N. Y.
2 : inspire, animate the sense of purpose that infuses scientific research
3 : to steep in liquid (such as water) without boiling so as to extract the soluble constituents or principles
4 : to administer or inject by infusion stem cells were infused into the patient

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Other Words from infuse

infuser noun

Choose the Right Synonym for infuse

infuse, suffuse, imbue, ingrain, inoculate, leaven mean to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout. infuse implies a pouring in of something that gives new life or significance. new members infused enthusiasm into the club suffuse implies a spreading through of something that gives an unusual color or quality. a room suffused with light imbue implies the introduction of a quality that fills and permeates the whole being. imbue students with intellectual curiosity ingrain, used only in the passive or past participle, suggests the deep implanting of a quality or trait. clung to ingrained habits inoculate implies an imbuing or implanting with a germinal idea and often suggests stealth or subtlety. an electorate inoculated with dangerous ideas leaven implies introducing something that enlivens, tempers, or markedly alters the total quality. a serious play leavened with comic moments

Examples of infuse in a Sentence

She has infused her followers with confidence. He has found ways to infuse new energy into his performances. She has infused confidence into her followers. His work is infused with anger. The tea should be allowed to infuse for several minutes. You should infuse the tea for several minutes.
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Both sneakers come with a three-piece lace kit that is inspired by JUST’s infused water flavors. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, "This New JUST Water x Allbirds Sneakers Collab Is Donating 100% of the Proceeds to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Amazon Forest Fund," 3 Sep. 2019 Her father Nessim was a chemist from Morocco who infused rich European flavors into coffee, which was a rarity in the Midwest at the time. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "How Alyza Bohbot turned a coffee company into a message of women's empowerment," 3 Sep. 2019 Brockhampton’s fans dissect its members’ lives across many social-media platforms and online forums, infusing the group with new life. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "Brockhampton Grows Up," 2 Sep. 2019 But, the answer was not a drug infused euphoria exemplified at Woodstock and liberally indulged in by youth. Los Angeles Times, "Calendar letters to the editor: Young Latinx musicians are carrying on a tradition," 30 Aug. 2019 Houston isn't the only artist who conquered charts in the '80s infusing the latest Dance Club Songs top five. Gordon Murray, Billboard, "Kygo & Whitney Houston's 'Higher Love' Hits No. 1 On Dance Club Songs Chart," 22 Aug. 2019 What if no such model of republican virtue had calmly presided over the Constitutional Convention, infusing the delegates with the spirit of patriotic compromise? Myron Magnet, National Review, "Mount Vernon," 22 Aug. 2019 The media reported sensationally on gruesome ritual abuse, often infused with witchcraft and juju. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 Since Farrar's retirement in 1969, only three other editors have overseen the institution, each infusing the crossword with their own distinct philosophy. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Upstart Crossword Puzzle Builders Get Their Point Across (and Down)," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of infuse

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for infuse

Middle English, to pour in, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French infuser, from Latin infusus, past participle of infundere to pour in, from in- + fundere to pour — more at found

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infuse

verb

English Language Learners Definition of infuse

: to cause (a person or thing) to be filled with something (such as a quality)
: to cause (something, such as a quality) to be added or introduced into a person or thing
: to allow something (such as tea or herbs) to stay in a liquid (such as hot water) in order to flavor the liquid

infuse

verb
in·​fuse | \ in-ˈfyüz How to pronounce infuse (audio) \
infused; infusing

Kids Definition of infuse

1 : to put in as if by pouring The leader infused spirit into the group.
2 : to steep without boiling infuse tea leaves

Other Words from infuse

infusion \ in-​ˈfyü-​zhən \ noun

infuse

verb
in·​fuse | \ in-ˈfyüz How to pronounce infuse (audio) \
infused; infusing

Medical Definition of infuse

transitive verb

1 : to steep in liquid (as water) without boiling so as to extract the soluble constituents or principles
2 : to administer or inject by infusion especially intravenously infuse the blood with glucose infuse a solution of lactate

intransitive verb

: to administer a solution by infusion

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