• WordNet 3.6
    • v infuse introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"
    • v infuse let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse "steep the blossoms in oil","steep the fruit in alcohol"
    • v infuse undergo the process of infusion "the mint tea is infusing"
    • v infuse fill, as with a certain quality "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
    • v infuse teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions "inculcate values into the young generation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Infuse Infusion.
    • Infuse To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with. "Infuse his breast with magnanimity.""Infusing him with self and vain conceit."
    • Infuse To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce. "That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men.""Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son which himself never possessed?"
    • Infuse To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate.
    • Infuse To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed. "That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse ."
    • Infuse To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak. "One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • infuse To pour in or into, as a liquid; introduce and pervade with, as an ingredient: as, to infuse a flavor into sauce.
    • infuse To introduce as by pouring; cause to penetrate; insinuate; instil: with into: chiefly in figurative uses.
    • infuse To steep; extract the principles or qualities of, as a vegetable substance, by pouring a liquid upon it; make an infusion of.
    • infuse To affect or modify by infusion; mingle; hence, to imbue; tinge: followed by with.
    • infuse To pour, or pour out; shed; diffuse.
    • n infuse An infusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Infuse in-fūz′ to pour into: to inspire with: to introduce: to steep in liquor without boiling:
    • n Infuse (Spens.) infusion
    • v.t Infuse in-fūz′ (Shak.) to shed, pour
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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. infusus, p. p. of infundere, to pour in or into; pref. in-, in + fundere, to pour: cf. F. infuser,. See Found to cast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. infundĕre, infusumin, into, fundĕre, fusum, to pour.


In literature:

When the infusion was made strong, it proved emetic to some in the same manner as green tea.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Or take two ounces of rhubarb, add one ounce of rust of iron, infuse in one quart of wine.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
La Hire had returned to the city to seek to infuse into the citizens some of the spirit of the Maid.
"A Heroine of France" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Consider the complications that might ensue if you gave Dan an infusion of blood from a healthy Italian.
"Kindred of the Dust" by Peter B. Kyne
Wine throws a man out of himself, and infuses qualities into the mind, which she is a stranger to in her sober moments.
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
When at work he never thought of any one but his Other Self, and so he infused soul into every canvas.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
In this pause, courage was once more infused into me.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
Both should be replaced by infusions of coffee or tea, taken as hot as can be drank.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
The infusion had a better flavor than any I had previously drank.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Into the minds of countless men he infused his own splendid patriotism.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard

In poetry:

Justice ordained it; mercy then
Made it more light to bear.
Unasked by thee, Christ sweetened it,
His love infusing there.
"Weep Not" by Leo Alishan
O sister meek of Truth,
To my admiring youth,
Thy sober aid and native charms infuse!
The flow'rs that sweetest breathe,
Tho' Beauty cull'd the wreath,
Still ask thy hand to range their order'd hues.
"Ode to Simplicity" by William Taylor Collins
From this lowe Mansion of a troubled mind;
Whose princely fauour may such grace infuse,
That I may spread Her Virtues in like kind: But in this triall of my slender skill,
I wanted knowledge to performe my will.
"To The Queenes Most Excellent Majestie" by Aemilia Lanyer
Ah, no! my child, with such vain themes
I will not mar thy quiet rest
Nor wish ambition’s restless dreams
Infused into thy tranquil breast;
Too soon will manhood’s weight of care
O’ercloud that waxen brow so fair.
"To My First Born" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
"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

In news:

A true wonder of the culinary world, meringue is essentially egg whites and sugar, ingredients that undergo a miraculous transformation when infused with air.
Clark-Rattray drove Duncan from her house to the center to get an infusion to treat her metastatic breast cancer.
They joined Steve Seel in the Current studios to talk about their early days and perform their electronic-infused rock songs.
Commission Infusion Justin Michie's Money Making Strategy –
On the A-side, its print journalism is infused with robust, non-fluffy news.
The state's capital infusion will be co-invested with $1.2 million raised through an offering to private investors by the Indianapolis office of David A Noyes & Co.
Mooreland Heights Elementary has infused the arts with it's core curriculum of math, science, social studies and reading and is seeing results.
The Good News This cold, fragrant infusion gets most of its flavor from vitamin-C packed lychees.
The next course was the elk with the scorched juniper perfume and the pulque infusion.
Oat -infused milk wins top prize in new product contest.
First, there was bacon infused vodka from a Seattle company.
Sept 10 The San Francisco duo retired its former folk-infused barroom blasts on its ATO Records debut The Bloom and the Blight, the band's first album in five years.
Exhibit spotlights BluEarth-1™, Yokohama's orange oil -infused tire that reduces petroleum use in tire manufacturing.
Lemonade gets a Mediterranean makeover with an infusion of dried herbs from sunny Provence.
Although he cut his teeth creating formal French cuisine with Joël Robuchon and Michael Rostang, chef Christophe Émé now infuses his own dishes with a playful, adventurous spirit.

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