in·fu·sion | \in-ˈfyü-zhən \

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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The likely infusion of cash comes as rising construction costs and changes in federal tax laws are hampering the city’s ability to create below-market-rate housing. J.k. Dineen,, "Relief for SF affordable housing: $29 million to Mission District projects," 24 June 2018 The latest cash infusion brings the total amount outstanding to $779 million, due July 20, 2020, Sears said. Lauren Zumbach,, "Sears borrows $186 million from funds tied to CEO, Bill Gates to pay off debt," 4 June 2018 The cash infusion strengthens Cruise’s position against major competitors like Waymo, which has the seemingly limitless war chest of Alphabet behind it. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Here’s what SoftBank’s investment into GM’s Cruise means for the self-driving race," 1 June 2018 Honeyed lengths run through with long layers were worn loose to graze her waistline, while an allover infusion of bronzer provided a head-to-toe radiance worthy of a heat wave. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Proves She Still Has the Best Abs in Hollywood," 9 July 2018 To keep everything looking and feeling sleek, turn your eye to chic neutral hues that are accented by infusions of technicolor intensity. Lauren Hubbard, ELLE Decor, "How to Master a Modern Italian Look at Home," 28 June 2018 Without the infusion of a high lottery pick's potential and a max player, there's not a realistic path to contention with this team -- David, Plantation. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Could Heat take a gap year from contention?," 10 May 2018 In March, Moody’s Investors Service lowered Tesla’s credit rating over concerns about the slow pace of Model 3 production and warned that the company could face a cash crunch late in the year without an infusion of capital. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "Tesla Is Still Burning Cash, but Elon Musk Sees a Turning Point," 2 May 2018 Without that infusion and a restructuring of its bank debt, the brand risked running out of cash, this person said. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "Chinese Companies Pay Up to Invest in Luxury Brands," 13 Apr. 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 \

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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