Transfuse Trans*fuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transfused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transfusing}.] [L. transfusus, p. p. of transfundere: cf. F. transfuser. See {Transfund}.] 1. To pour, as liquid, out of one vessel into another; to transfer by pouring. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) To transfer, as blood, from the veins or arteries of one man or animal to those of another. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to pass from to another; to cause to be instilled or imbibed; as, to transfuse a spirit of patriotism into a man; to transfuse a love of letters. [1913 Webster]

Into thee such virtue and grace Immense I have transfused. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(as by pouring, instilling, or injecting), ,

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  • transfusé — transfusé, ée (tran sfu zé, zée) part. passé de transfuser. Le sang transfusé dans les veines …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • transfuse — index deliver, inject, permeate, pervade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • transfuse — transitive verb (transfused; transfusing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transfusus, past participle of transfundere, from trans + fundere to pour more at found Date: 15th century 1. a. to cause to pass from one to another ; transmit b. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • transfuse — verb a) To administer a transfusion. b) To pour liquid from one vessel into another …   Wiktionary

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