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in·fuse

 (ĭn-fyo͞oz′)
tr.v. in·fused, in·fus·ing, in·fus·es
1. To put into or introduce as if by pouring: infused new vigor into the movement.
2. To fill or cause to be filled with something: infused them with a love of the land.
3. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.
4. To flavor or scent (a liquid) by steeping ingredients in it: "He would infuse ... vegetable oil with the pungent taste of scallions" (Nina Simonds).
5. To introduce (a solution) into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.

[Middle English infusen, from Old French infuser, from Latin īnfundere, īnfūs- : in-, in; see in-2 + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

in·fus′er n.

infuse

(ɪnˈfjuːz)
vb
1. (often foll by: into) to instil or inculcate
2. (foll by: with) to inspire; emotionally charge
3. to soak or be soaked in order to extract flavour or other properties
4. rare (foll by into) to pour
[C15: from Latin infundere to pour into]

in•fuse

(ɪnˈfyuz)

v. -fused, -fus•ing. v.t.
1. to introduce, as if by pouring; cause to penetrate; instill (usu. fol. by into): to infuse new life into a dying industry.
2. to imbue or inspire (usu. fol. by with): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.
3. to steep or soak (leaves, bark, roots, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract the soluble properties or ingredients.
4. Obs. to pour in.
v.i.
5. to undergo infusion; become infused.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin infūsus, past participle of infundere to pour into =in- in-2 + fundere to pour; compare fuse2]
in•fus′er, n.

infuse


Past participle: infused
Gerund: infusing

Imperative
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Present
I infuse
you infuse
he/she/it infuses
we infuse
you infuse
they infuse
Preterite
I infused
you infused
he/she/it infused
we infused
you infused
they infused
Present Continuous
I am infusing
you are infusing
he/she/it is infusing
we are infusing
you are infusing
they are infusing
Present Perfect
I have infused
you have infused
he/she/it has infused
we have infused
you have infused
they have infused
Past Continuous
I was infusing
you were infusing
he/she/it was infusing
we were infusing
you were infusing
they were infusing
Past Perfect
I had infused
you had infused
he/she/it had infused
we had infused
you had infused
they had infused
Future
I will infuse
you will infuse
he/she/it will infuse
we will infuse
you will infuse
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Future Perfect
I will have infused
you will have infused
he/she/it will have infused
we will have infused
you will have infused
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Future Continuous
I will be infusing
you will be infusing
he/she/it will be infusing
we will be infusing
you will be infusing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infusing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infusing
you will have been infusing
he/she/it will have been infusing
we will have been infusing
you will have been infusing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infusing
you had been infusing
he/she/it had been infusing
we had been infusing
you had been infusing
they had been infusing
Conditional
I would infuse
you would infuse
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we would infuse
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Past Conditional
I would have infused
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they would have infused

infuse

To flavor a liquid by soaking herbs, leaves or other ingredients in it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.infuse - teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation"
drill - teach by repetition
din - instill (into a person) by constant repetition; "he dinned the lessons into his students"
2.infuse - fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
3.infuse - undergo the process of infusion; "the mint tea is infusing"
steep, infuse - let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
4.infuse - let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
marinade, marinate - soak in marinade; "marinade herring"
decoct - steep in hot water
infuse - undergo the process of infusion; "the mint tea is infusing"
draw - steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
imbue, soak - fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
5.infuse - introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes; "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
inject, shoot - give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

infuse

verb
1. fill, charge, inspire, pervade, inundate, imbue, suffuse A strange spirit infused the place.
2. instil, add, introduce, breathe, inject, implant, impart, inculcate The only solution was to infuse new blood into all our Courts.
3. brew, soak, steep, saturate, immerse, macerate teas made by infusing the roots of herbs

infuse

verb
Chemistry. To saturate (something) with a liquid:
Translations

infuse

[ɪnˈfjuːz]
A. VT
1. [+ courage, enthusiasm] → infundir (into a) to infuse courage into sbinfundir ánimo a algn
they were infused with a new hopese les infundió nuevas esperanzas
2. (Culin) [+ herbs, tea] → hacer una infusión de
B. VI to let sth infusedejar algo en infusión

infuse

[ɪnˈfjuːz]
vt
to infuse sb with sth → insuffler qch à qn, infuser qch à qn
to be infused with hope → être animé(e) par l'espoir
to be infused with excitement → être mis(e) dans un état d'excitation extrême
[+ tea, herbs] → infuser
water infused with rosemary, basil and rue
BUT une infusion de romarin, basilique et rue.
vi [tea] → infuser

infuse

vt
courage, enthusiasm etceinflößen, geben (into sb jdm); infused with excitementvon Aufregung erfüllt
(Cook) tea, herbsaufbrühen, aufgießen
viziehen

infuse

[ɪnˈfjuːz] vt
a. (with courage, enthusiasm) to infuse sb with sthinfondere qc a qn
to infuse courage into sb → infondere coraggio a qn
b. (Culin) (herbs, tea) → lasciare in infusione

infuse

vt infundir
References in classic literature ?
Know you not, lout, vagabond, beggar, that were it not for the might that she infuses into my arm I should not have strength enough to kill a flea?
A capital idea; what tranquillity it infuses into my mind
With what quality is in him he infuses all nature that he can reach; nor does he tend to lose himself in vastness, but, at how long a curve soever, all his regards return into his own good at last.
They are sensible that their habits in life have not been such as to give them those acquired endowments, without which, in a deliberative assembly, the greatest natural abilities are for the most part useless; and that the influence and weight, and superior acquirements of the merchants render them more equal to a contest with any spirit which might happen to infuse itself into the public councils, unfriendly to the manufacturing and trading interests.
And it has been the custom of divers nations to infuse something of sadness into their marriage ceremonies, so to keep death in mind while contracting that engagement which is life's chiefest business.
From all this resulted the conclusion that I must leave Pelet's, and that instantly; "but," said Prudence, "you know not where to go, nor how to live;" and then the dream of true love came over me: Frances Henri seemed to stand at my side; her slender waist to invite my arm; her hand to court my hand; I felt it was made to nestle in mine; I could not relinquish my right to it, nor could I withdraw my eyes for ever from hers, where I saw so much happiness, such a correspondence of heart with heart; over whose expression I had such influence; where I could kindle bliss, infuse awe, stir deep delight, rouse sparkling spirit, and sometimes waken pleasurable dread.