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Webster 1913 Edition


Infusion

In-fu′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
infusio
a pouring in: cf. F.
infusion
. See
Infuse
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation;
as, the
infusion
of good principles into the mind; the
infusion
of ardor or zeal.
Our language has received innumerable elegancies and improvements from that
infusion
of Hebraisms.
Addison.
2.
That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.
His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth, not the echo or
infusion
of other men.
Swift.
3.
The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion.
[Obs.]
“Baptism by infusion.”
Jortin.
4.
(Pharmacy)
(a)
The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its active principles.
(b)
The liquid extract obtained by this process.
Sips meek
infusion
of a milder herb.
Cowper.

Webster 1828 Edition


Infusion

INFU'SION

,
Noun.
s as z. The act of pouring in or instilling; instillation; as the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.
1.
Suggestion; whisper.
His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth,not the echo on infusion of other men.
2.
In pharmacy, the process of steeping in liquor, an operation by which the medicinal qualities of plants may be extracted by a liquor without boiling.
3.
The liquor in which plants are steeped, and which is impregnated with their virtues or qualities.

Definition 2022


infusion

infusion

See also: infusión

English

Noun

infusion (countable and uncountable, plural infusions)

  1. A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
    An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion.
  2. The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
  3. The act of installing a quality into a person.
    • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 1
      [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
  4. (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.
  5. (medicine) The administration of liquid substances directly into a vein for medical purposes; perfusion.

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