infusion

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web But other priorities were also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. Jonathan Lemire And Zeke Miller, chicagotribune.com, "Coronavirus aid updates: Trump’s attempt to bypass Congress likely to be met with legal challenges," 9 Aug. 2020 But other priorities are also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. cleveland, "Trump orders more coronavirus unemployment pay -- at $400, instead of $600 -- but wants states to pay portion," 8 Aug. 2020 But other priorities are also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Trump extends unemployment benefits, defers payroll tax," 8 Aug. 2020 But other priorities are also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Trump signs executive order calling for $400 weekly assistance, stopping evictions, more," 8 Aug. 2020 But other priorities are also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. Jonathan Lemire And Zeke Miller, Houston Chronicle, "Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral," 8 Aug. 2020 But other priorities are also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. Andrew Taylor, Star Tribune, "Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now," 8 Aug. 2020 The Postal Service is seeking an infusion of at least $10 billion to cover operating losses as well as regulatory changes that would undo a congressional requirement that the agency pre-fund billions of dollars in retiree health benefits. Matthew Daly, Anchorage Daily News, "Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist," 8 Aug. 2020 But other priorities are also languishing, including a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people, a cash infusion for the struggling Postal Service and money to help states hold elections in November. Andrew Taylor, SFChronicle.com, "Lawmakers failto break impasseon virus package," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of infusion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Infusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infusion. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for infusion

infusion

noun
How to pronounce infusion (audio)

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

infusion

noun
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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