Definition of infusion in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈfyo͞oZHən/


1A drink, remedy, or extract prepared by soaking the leaves of a plant or herb in liquid.
Example sentences
  • Whether drinks have infusions, fresh fruit or vegetable garnishes, or muddled fruit - fresh, sparkling, simple and less sweet are the buzz words this spring.
  • Poach salmon in an infusion of green tea and ginger.
  • A strong infusion of the tea with brewer's yeast treats delayed menses.
1.1The process of preparing an extract by soaking the leaves of a plant in liquid.
Example sentences
  • This system provides your muscles with a 2-Stage infusion of nutrients to prepare you for intense workouts and keep you pumped all day long.
  • Use one of the following methods to prepare a solution for infusion.
  • They have also been used, by infusion, to colour milk destined for cake-making, thus giving the cake a richer colour.
2The introduction of a new element or quality into something: the infusion of $6.3 million for improvements an infusion of youthful talent
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  • The infusion of supernatural elements into human societies is itself a natural phenomenon that has a naturalistic origin and history.
  • Where's your next talent infusion coming from?
  • This rebuilding job will need at least one more season of talent infusion to contend for the playoffs.
2.1 Medicine The slow injection of a substance into a vein or tissue.
Example sentences
  • This is the first time that such improvement in a chronic neurological disease has occurred following infusion of a growth factor.
  • One week after the second infusion, he developed a limited skin rash, fever, and mouth vesicles and ulcers, suggestive of herpesvirus infection.
  • This patient received a second graft infusion on day + 13.


Late Middle English (denoting the pouring in of a liquid): from Latin infusio(n-), from the verb infundere (see infuse).

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