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Verb (transitive)


Verb infuse has 5 senses


infusev. t. [L. infusus, p. p. of infundere to pour in or into; pref. in- in + fundere to pour: cf. F. infuser. See Found to cast.].
  •  To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.  [1913 Webster]
    "That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.  [1913 Webster]
    "That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men."  [1913 Webster]
    "Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son which himself never possessed?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with.  [1913 Webster]
    "Infuse his breast with magnanimity."  [1913 Webster]
    "Infusing him with self and vain conceit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.  [1913 Webster]
    "One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
     Infusion.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]


infuse, v.
1 tr. (usu. foll. by with) imbue; pervade (anger infused with resentment).
2 tr. steep (herbs, tea, etc.) in liquid to extract the content.
3 tr. (usu. foll. by into) instil (grace, spirit, life, etc.).
4 intr. undergo infusion (let it infuse for five minutes).
5 tr. (usu. foll. by into) pour (a thing).

infusable adj. infuser n. infusive adj.
ME f. L infundere infus- (as IN-(2), fundere pour)



animate, bathe, beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize, colliquate, color, concentrate, condition, cut, decoagulate, decoct, deliquesce, diffuse, dissolve, distill, douche, dredge, drench, drouk, dye, ease in, embue, enliven, entincture, essentialize, exhilarate, express, fire, flavor, fluidify, fluidize, flush, flux, fuse, hold in solution, imbrue, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate, indoctrinate, infect, infiltrate, infix, inform, ingrain, inject, inoculate, insert, insinuate, inspire, inspirit, instill, interject, interlard, intersow, intersperse, intersprinkle, introduce, intromit, invest, lave, leach, leaven, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, macerate, melt, melt down, penetrate, percolate, perfuse, permeate, pervade, pop in, press out, program, put in, refine, render, rinse, run, saturate, season, seethe, set in, slip in, soak, sodden, solubilize, solve, sop, souse, spirit, spirit up, steep, stick in, suffuse, temper, thaw, thin, throw in, tincture, tinge, transfuse, tuck in, unclot, wash, waterlog, whip in, wring, wring out




VB mix, join, combine, commix, immix, intermix, mix up with, mingle, commingle, intermingle, bemingle, shuffle, pound together, hash up, stir up, knead, brew, impregnate with, interlard, intertwine, interweave, associate with, miscegenate, be mixed, get among, be entangled with, instill, imbue, infuse, suffuse, transfuse, infiltrate, dash, tinge, tincture, season, sprinkle, besprinkle, attemper, medicate, blend, cross, alloy, amalgamate, compound, adulterate, sophisticate, infect.


VB transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate, convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry, carry over, ferry over, hand pass, forward, shift, conduct, convoy, bring, fetch, reach, tote, port, import, export, send, delegate, consign, relegate, turn over to, deliver, ship, embark, waft, shunt, transpose, displace, throw, drag, mail, post, shovel, ladle, decant, draft off, transfuse, infuse, siphon.


VB insert, introduce, intromit, put into, run into, import, inject, interject, infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, imbue, imbrue, graft, ingraft, bud, plant, implant, dovetail, obtrude, thrust in, stick in, ram in, stuff in, tuck in, press, in, drive in, pop in, whip in, drop in, put in, impact, empierce, imbed, immerse, immerge, merge, bathe, soak, dip, plunge, bury, insert itself, lodge itself, plunge in medias res.


VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.

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