• WordNet 3.6
    • n infusion the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality "the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"
    • n infusion (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
    • n infusion the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)
    • n infusion a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Infusion That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration. "His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth, not the echo or infusion of other men."
    • Infusion The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal. "Our language has received innumerable elegancies and improvements from that infusion of Hebraisms."
    • Infusion The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion. "Baptism by infusion ."
    • Infusion (Pharmacy) The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its active principles.
    • Infusion (Pharmacy) The liquid extract obtained by this process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n infusion The act of infusing, pouring in, imbuing, or instilling: as, the infusion of good principles.
    • n infusion That which is infused or diffused; something poured in or mingled.
    • n infusion The process of steeping a substance, as a plant, in water, in order to extract its virtues.
    • n infusion A liquid extract or essence obtained by steeping a vegetable substance.
    • n infusion A pouring, or pouring out, as upon an object; affusion: formerly used of that method of baptism in which the water is poured upon the person.
    • n infusion The introduction into a vein of a quantity of saline solution or other fluid for therapeutic purposes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infusion the pouring of water over any substance, in order to extract its active qualities: a solution in water of an organic, esp. a vegetable, substance: the liquor so obtained: inspiration: instilling
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  • George W. Russell
    George W. Russell
    “Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. infusio, a pouring in: cf. F. infusion,. See Infuse (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. infundĕre, infusumin, into, fundĕre, fusum, to pour.


In literature:

She led the way to the back parlour, dingy by nature, but bearing living evidence to the charm which she infused into any room.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Wherever he appeared he infused new courage into his men.
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
In delineating characters, Sallust infuses more expression, and Livy more fulness, into the features.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
They said that these things were absolutely begotten in the water of the decaying substances out of which the infusion was made.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
Philippa was greatly beloved in Portugal, and was a most noble-minded woman, who infused her own spirit into her children.
"A Book of Golden Deeds" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I sat bent over the fire, stupidly watching the infusions simmer, and feeling my limbs growing stiff.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
It seems to infuse strength into my limbs, and ideas into my brain.
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
Arthur Mifflin, as if refreshed and braced by his salt-water bath, was infusing a welcome vigour into his part.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
These unusual qualities were crowned by a monkish superstition which was infused into her mind by Ignatius Loyola, her confessor and teacher.
"The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
With his entrance there was infused in the atmosphere a sense of something venomous.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams

In poetry:

"Come, gentle Air! and thou, celestial Muse!
Thy genial flame infuse,
Enough to lend a pensive bosom aid,
And gild Retirement's gloomy shade;
Enough to rear such rustic lays
As foes may slight, but partial friends will praise."
"An Irregular Ode, After Sickness" by William Shenstone
Thou sought'st him in his desolation; placed
On thy warm bosom his unpillowed head;
Bade him for visions live
More bright than worlds can give;
O'er his pale lips thy soul infusive shed
That left his dust adored where kings decay untraced.
"Zophiel - Invocation" by Maria Gowen Brooks
She was fair, a lumin'd beauty rippling o'er each chisell'd feature,
Changing ever like the sunshine playing on the summer sea,
Revelations of God's spirit permeating through his creature,
Making loveliness all perfect by infused divinity.
"Retrospection" by Walter Richard Cassels
"All this is in thy reach, but much depends
Upon thyself — thy future I await;
I give the genius, point the proper ends,
But the true bard is his own only Fate;
Into thy soul my soul have I infused;
Take care thy lofty powers be wisely used.
"A Vision of Poesy - Part 01" by Henry Timrod
If ever this world from corruption is free,
And righteousness reign in the kingdom to be,
Like salt in its simple and soluble way
Infusing malodour, preventing decay.
So human endeavor in action sublime
Must never relax till the finale of time.
"The Salt of the Earth" by Hattie Howard
O Sacred Moses, each infusing line
That movd their gratitude was part of thine,
& still the Christians in thy numbers view,
The type of Baptism & of Heaven too.
So Soules from water rise to Grace below:
So Saints from toil to praise & glory goe.
"Moses" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

Add this one to the list: Sedative-infused chocolates.
Medical Receives First Payment Pursuant to Worldwide OEM Agreement for Spring Universal Detach Detect Infusion Sets.
Economics isn't exactly a side-splitting discipline, but at a recent economics convention in Atlanta, self-proclaimed "stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman showed it's possible to infuse the sober science with monetary mirth.
Santa Fe playwright infuses love story with dark philosophy.
Increased focus on providing optimum patient care in the most cost efficient way is fuelling demand for intelligent infusion devices termed "Smart Pumps.".
Baked Pesto-Infused Dungeness Crab .
Even the landscape has been infused with our common striving.
2 HRS 15 MIN plus 2 days infusing.
Oxygen Infusion Facials are all the rage in Hollywood, and now you can get one, too, right here in B. Ravens Jameel McClain Host Dinner With The Salvation Army.
Hort Couture, Westhoff Infuse Style, Craze Into Genetics.
Equipping Teachers to Infuse Technology.
'I find dark things to sing about and try and infuse them with some sort of triumphant power'.
Inspired by 1960s folk singers and bored by synagogue services, she began infusing traditional Jewish prayers with a contemporary sensibility, transforming the worship experience.
Luxe up your bedside table with Diamond Life Infusion.
Some Muslims believe Shari 'a is a personal code that has no place in government, while in several Islamic countries—Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan and others— Shari 'a infuses national law.

In science:

Over the last twenty years, there has been a general trend towards the infusion of physical ideas into mathematics.
A Stringy Product on Twisted Orbifold K-theory
The first one consists in the continuous infusion of thiol-containing reducers from the cathode , so that the proteins are kept in a reducing environment.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
This counter-example itself is infused with error and confusion, including the same conceptual confusion that leads to the error described in (1) above.
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond
Indeed a ma jor development of ordinal recursion theory is the infusion of set-theoretic ideas in studying recursion-theoretic problems.
Ordinal Recursion Theory
This information will significantly enhance our ability to model site displacements from tides, atmosphere and ocean loading, and ground-water infusion.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory