Perfusive Per*fu"sive, a. Of a nature to flow over, or to spread through. [1913 Webster]

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  • perfusive — / fūˈsiv/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑perfuse …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfusive — See perfuse. * * * …   Universalium

  • perfuse — perfusive /peuhr fyooh siv/, adj. /peuhr fyoohz /, v.t., perfused, perfusing. 1. to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse. 2. to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something. 3. Surg. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or …   Universalium

  • perfuse — /pəˈfjuz/ (say puh fyoohz) verb (t) (perfused, perfusing) 1. to overspread with moisture, colour, etc. 2. to diffuse (a liquid, etc.) through or over something. {Latin perfūsus, past participle, poured through} –perfusive, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • perfuse —   v.t. suffuse, permeate.    ♦ perfusion, n.    ♦ perfusive, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • perfuse — [pər fyo͞oz′] vt. perfused, perfusing [< L perfusus, pp. of perfundere < per, through + fundere, to pour: see FOUND3] 1. to sprinkle, cover over, or permeate with or as with a liquid; suffuse 2. to pour or spread (a liquid, etc.) through or …   English World dictionary

  • perfuse — 1 (often foll. by with) a besprinkle (with water etc.). b cover or suffuse (with radiance etc.). 2 pour or diffuse (water etc.) through or over. 3 Med. cause a fluid to pass through (an organ etc.). Derivatives: perfusion n. perfusive adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

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