transfuse

verb
trans·​fuse | \ tran(t)s-ˈfyüz How to pronounce transfuse (audio) \
transfused; transfusing

Definition of transfuse

transitive verb

1a : to transfer (fluid, such as blood) into a vein or an artery of a person or animal
b : to subject (a patient) to transfusion
2a : to cause to pass from one to another : transmit
b : to diffuse into or through : permeate sunlight transfuses the bay

Other Words from transfuse

transfusible or transfusable \ tran(t)s-​ˈfyü-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce transfuse (audio) \ adjective

Examples of transfuse in a Sentence

The hospital staff transfuses more than 8,000 units of blood annually. a teacher who is able to transfuse his enthusiasm and passion for history to his students
Recent Examples on the Web Doctors then transfuse the liquid part of the blood, called plasma, into the COVID-19-positive patient’s blood. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 3 Aug. 2020 Doctors then take the liquid part of the blood from the healthy patient, called plasma, and transfuse it into the blood of those who need treatment. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 23 Aug. 2020 Doctors then take the liquid part of the blood, called plasma, and transfuse it into the COVID-19 positive patient’s blood. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 3 Aug. 2020 Doctors then take the liquid part of the blood, called plasma, and transfuse it into the patient’s blood. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 10 July 2020 Alvarado prepared to transfuse a unit of convalescent plasma into a patient. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, 12 June 2020 The therapy is based on the idea, well documented in laboratory research, that transfusing plasma from patients who’ve recovered from a virus transfers its healing power. Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle, 13 May 2020 Using convalescent plasma to transfuse antibodies into an ill patient is different from the antibody testing that is occuring globally. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, 12 May 2020 When transfused into a patient, the plasma hangs from an IV bag alongside the hospital bed. Erika Hayasaki, The Atlantic, 5 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of transfuse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for transfuse

Middle English, from Latin transfusus, past participle of transfundere, from trans- + fundere to pour — more at found

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“Transfuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transfuse. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for transfuse

transfuse

transitive verb
trans·​fuse | \ tran(t)s-ˈfyüz How to pronounce transfuse (audio) \
transfused; transfusing

Medical Definition of transfuse

1 : to transfer (as blood) into a vein or artery of a human being or an animal
2 : to subject (a patient) to transfusion

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