• WordNet 3.6
    • n transfusion the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another
    • n transfusion the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transfusion The act of transfusing, or pouring, as liquor, out of one vessel into another.
    • Transfusion (Med) The act or operation of transferring the blood of one man or animal into the vascular system of another; also, the introduction of any fluid into the blood vessels, or into a cavity of the body from which it can readily be adsorbed into the vessels; intrafusion; as, the peritoneal transfusion of milk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transfusion The act of transfusing, or of pouring, as a liquid, out of one vessel into another; hence, in general, transmission; transference.
    • n transfusion In medicine, the transmission of blood from one living animal to another, or from a human being or one of the lower animals into a human being, with the view of restoring the vigor of exhausted subjects or of replacing the blood lost by hemorrhage; also, the intravenous injection of other liquids, such as milk or saline solutions, in order to restore the circulating fluid to its normal volume, as after severe hemorrhage. This operation is of old date, but seems to have ended generally in failure until about 1824, the chief cause of failure probably being the want of due precautions to exclude the air during the process.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Transfusion the act of transfusing, esp. blood from the veins of one animal into another
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  • Dwight L. Moody
    “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transfusio,: cf. F. transfusion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, over, fundĕre, fusum, to pour.


In literature:

Every citizen of the United States transfuses his attachment to his little republic in the common store of American patriotism.
"Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alexis de Toqueville
The day was coming fast, and the whole forest was soon transfused with light.
"The Scouts of the Valley" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I felt, day by day, the transfusion of her strong life.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I felt, day by day, the transfusion of her strong life.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I wish I could transcribe, or rather transfuse into language, the glow of my heart when I read your letter.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
If a single poem or a single story were really transfused with the Copernican idea, the thing would be a nightmare.
"The Defendant" by G.K. Chesterton
Then he felt through his veins a generous transfusion.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
We want some of your blood transfused, into the English character.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
Again he took her hand in his and strove to give it life, as a transfusion of blood is given through the veins.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
For a moment the energy of Vannelle seemed to have transfused itself through every fibre.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
Seldom has transfusion turned a sparkling draught into anything so flat and vapid.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
Transformed and transfused by love, the world around him seemed quite divine.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
What copious streams of pure blood must he not have transfused into the veins of the present!
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
His blood they transfuse into their minds and into their manners.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
And this transfusion has given them life.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
One cloud paled after another and the highest still hung transfused with the evening-glow.
"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul
He had seen a glow of pleasure transfuse people as they listened to her pure and ringing notes.
"The Black Opal" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
Perhaps a transfusion of wheels was possible.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
Precisely the same results follow transfusion of blood between animals of different species.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
These two facts would then be additional evidence in favor of his theory of the transfusion of Will.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac

In poetry:

We never swore blood kin
thumb to thumb.
What we have transfused
are words and touches.
"Blood Kin" by Raymond Queneau
In dreams or drunkenness divine
My life is all transfused with thine;
Like bubbles swept along,
My tears dissolve on cataracts of song.
"Love And The Muse" by Mathilde Blind
They surged to this hour, this transfuse—
The brain, the blood, the busy thews;
That act of mine the ultimate stars
Shall look on sprang in primal ooze.
"“II” from Life’s Testament" by William Baylebridge
Then for the Day of Jubilo
The patient bares his arm at dawn
To suck the blood's transfusing glow
And then when all the blood is gone
(For the Day of Jubilo)
"Jubilo" by Allen Tate
"The footprints of the life divine,
Which marked their path, remain in thine;
And that great Life, transfused in theirs,
Awaits thy faith, thy love, thy prayers!"
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We went our ways; each bosom bore
Its spark of separate desire;
But each now kindles to the core
With faith from this transfusing fire,
Whereto our inmost longings run
To be made infinitely one
"The Cause" by Robert Laurence Binyon

In news:

After an emergency situation at our house a few years back, my husband received two blood transfusions.
What to expect after blood transfusion .
Agriculture needs a transfusion of youth.
Sophia, a twin to her sister Gina, was born with cerebral palsy, a result of a shared umbilical cord, known as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Hong Kong authorities said one woman has died and three others have been hospitalized after a beauty treatment involving blood transfusions .
Because their religion prohibits them from taking blood, they believe they must always decline transfusions , even if their refusal results in their death.
Pattakos and his fellow researchers say they don't know why the Jehovah's Witness patients fared as well or even better than their patient counterparts who received transfusions .
More dialysis patients are getting blood transfusions .
Subsequent transfusions using sheep's blood were not as successful, however, and the practice was eventually banned.
City's parks need a green transfusion .
Because blood transfusions are so common, they are deemed a safe procedure.
The general consensus in the medical community is that it is best to avoid donor blood transfusions whenever possible, but that transfusions remain an important lifesaving strategy.
Bleeding baby blue a worthy transfusion .
Sharyl Attkisson turns up what may be a fatal transfusion of bad blood, one the patient's family was not told about right away.
We estimate that 2.0% of transfusions transmitted HIV.

In science:

Further investigation to identify characteristics of these trials would be informative for identifying future cancer patients who would benefit from the ESAs through reduction of blood cell transfusions and improved quality of life.
Nonparametric inference procedure for percentiles of the random effects distribution in meta-analysis