re·​in·​fuse ˌrē-in-ˈfyüz How to pronounce reinfuse (audio)
reinfused; reinfusing; reinfuses

transitive verb

: to return (blood, lymphocytes, etc.) to the body by infusion after previous withdrawal
reinfusion noun

Examples of reinfuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So now producers are resurrecting properties from when content was scarce enough to feel precious, and inviting us to watch as the associated celebrities reinfuse them with their auras. New York Times, 22 Dec. 2021 America needs a leader who can reunite a fractured country; who can restore our standing among allies and position of leadership on the world stage; who can reinfuse a battered federal government with purpose, ethics and expertise. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 9 Oct. 2020 This is important, since some athletes draw their own blood days or weeks before an event, store it, then reinfuse it to increase their blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity, which boosts physical performance. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 23 Apr. 2019 The other two base editor studies starting this year will edit cells in the lab and reinfuse them into patients. Ryan Cross,, 12 July 2022 Producers then reinfuse the spirit with more of these botanicals to give it its characteristic green hue. John Debary, Bon Appétit, 23 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinfuse was in 1963

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“Reinfuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
re·​in·​fuse ˌrē-in-ˈfyüz How to pronounce reinfuse (audio)
reinfused; reinfusing
: to return (as blood or lymphocytes) to the body by infusion after having been previously withdrawn
reinfusion noun
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