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tr.v. trans·fused, trans·fus·ing, trans·fus·es
1. To pour (something) out of one vessel into another.
2. To cause to be instilled or imparted: transfused a love of learning to her children.
3. To diffuse through; permeate: a glade that was transfused with sunlight.
4. Medicine To administer a transfusion of or to: transfuse blood into a patient; transfuse a patient.
[Middle English transfusen, to transmit, from Latin trānsfundere, trānsfūs-, to transfuse : trāns-, trans- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]
trans·fus′i·ble, trans·fus′a·ble adj.
trans·fu′sive (-fyo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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