Definition of infusion in English:


Line breaks: in|fu¦sion
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfjuːʒ(ə)n


  • 1A drink, remedy, or extract prepared by soaking tea leaves or herbs in liquid: a strong rosemary infusion
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The process of preparing an infusion.
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    • 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.
  • 2 [mass noun] The introduction of a new element or quality into something: the infusion of $6.3 million for improvements [count noun]: 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.
  • 3 Medicine The slow injection of a substance into a vein or tissue: a four-hour intravenous infusion
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    • 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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