infusion

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noun 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

  1. Her ideas have brought a new infusion of vitality to the organization.

  2. a strong infusion of tea

  3. a medicinal drink made by infusion of herbs

Recent Examples of infusion from the Web

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First Known Use of infusion

15th century


INFUSION Defined for English Language Learners

infusion

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Definition of infusion for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

infusion

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noun in·fusion \ in-ˈfyü-zhən \

medical Definition of infusion

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 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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