infusion

noun

in·​fu·​sion in-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce infusion (audio)
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
Recent Examples on the Web This will enable a new donor to step forward and provide a fresh infusion of funding for the orchestra. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2024 Throughout late 1994 and early 1995, Shashi negotiated with a former competitor who offered to partner with him and give the cash infusion to revive his several companies. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for infusion 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English infusion, infusioun "act of pouring in (a medicine), injection, what is poured in, liquid extract," borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French infusion "liquid extract," borrowed from Latin infūsiōn-, infūsiō "pouring in (of a medicament)," from infud-, variant stem of infundere "to pour in, instill" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at infuse

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of infusion was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Infusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infusion. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

infusion

noun
in·​fu·​sion in-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce infusion (audio)
1
: the act or process of infusing
an infusion of new ideas
2
: a product obtained by infusing
a strong infusion of tea

Medical Definition

infusion

noun
in·​fusion in-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce infusion (audio)
1
a
: 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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