transfuse

verb trans·fuse \ tran(t)s-ˈfyüz \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of transfuse

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

transfusible

or transfusable play \-ˈfyü-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of transfuse in a Sentence

  1. The hospital staff transfuses more than 8,000 units of blood annually.

  2. a teacher who is able to transfuse his enthusiasm and passion for history to his students

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Origin and Etymology of transfuse

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


TRANSFUSE Defined for English Language Learners

transfuse

verb

Definition of transfuse for English Language Learners

  • medical : to take (blood) from one person or animal and put it into another


Medical Dictionary

transfuse

transitive verb trans·fuse \ tran(t)s-ˈfyüz \

medical Definition of transfuse

transfused; transfusing
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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