in·​fu·​sion | \ in-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce infusion (audio) \

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 in a Sentence

Her ideas have brought a new infusion of vitality to the organization. a strong infusion of tea a medicinal drink made by infusion of herbs
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For investigators and the families looking for answers, the students are a welcome infusion of manpower that makes searching large areas of land for hints of a missing person – like a tooth or piece of bone – easier. Libby Solomon,, "Towson University forensic science students search Kentucky park for missing person from 1980," 7 June 2019 Along with the flapjack infusion, there are several other new, non morning meal-themed flavors to try, including: Cotton Candy Flavored Marshmallow Chicks and Orange Sherbet Flavored Fudge-Dipped Marshmallow Chicks. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "This Year's New Peeps Flavors Will Have You Hopping Over to the Grocery Store," 15 Mar. 2019 Bespoke sessions with Grant, who will be in town every month, are two hours long and can incorporate everything from microdermabrasion, antioxidant infusions and peels, to custom face masks, LED light therapy, and lymphatic massage. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Australia’s Favorite Celebrity Facialist Opens a New Skin-Care Studio in Los Angeles," 22 Feb. 2019 The Stimperts received a $48,000 bill for three infusions, which their insurance company refused to pay. Erin Quinn-kong, Good Housekeeping, "Their Son Tested Positive for Strep Throat. Then Came the Severe OCD, Anxiety, and Hallucinations.," 2 Jan. 2019 Greg Seider offers more than 50 recipes for cocktails, punches, spirit infusions, bitters, and tinctures in this guide, which features beautiful photographs by Noah Fecks. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "12 Cocktail Books to Improve Your Bartending Skills," 9 Nov. 2018 The Democratic governor cast his decision as a welcome infusion of support paid for by the U.S. government to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers. Fox News, "California rejects proposed border duties for troops, US says," 17 Apr. 2018 The Democratic governor cast his decision as a welcome infusion of support paid for by the U.S. government to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers. Washington Post, "US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops," 16 Apr. 2018 To save the economy and keep the bank afloat, the government provided huge infusions of cash through multiple bailouts that frustrated and angered the American public. Fox News, "'Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi' by James Freeman and Vern McKinley," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of infusion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of infusion

: 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


in·​fusion | \ in-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce infusion (audio) \

Medical Definition of infusion

1a : 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 sense 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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