Infuse
Infuse In*fuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infusing}.] [L. infusus, p. p. of infundere to pour in or into; pref. in- in + fundere to pour: cf. F. infuser. See {Found} to cast.] 1. To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed. [1913 Webster]

That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

2. To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce. [1913 Webster]

That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son which himself never possessed? --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster]

Infuse his breast with magnanimity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Infusing him with self and vain conceit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. --Coxe. [1913 Webster]

5. To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • infuse — When using the word in its physical meaning, you can infuse (a plant, herb, etc.) in a liquid in order to extract its properties, or (by a linguistic process that Fowler called ‘object shuffling’) you can infuse (a liquid) by inserting something… …   Modern English usage

  • infuse — ● infuse adjectif féminin (latin infusus, de infundere, répandre) Avoir la science infuse, prétendre savoir quelque chose sans avoir besoin d étudier. ● infuse (expressions) adjectif féminin (latin infusus, de infundere, répandre) Avoir la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • infusé — ● infuse adjectif féminin (latin infusus, de infundere, répandre) Avoir la science infuse, prétendre savoir quelque chose sans avoir besoin d étudier. ● infuse (expressions) adjectif féminin (latin infusus, de infundere, répandre) Avoir la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • infuse — infuse, suffuse, imbue, ingrain, inoculate, leaven mean to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout. Infuse implies a permeating like that of infiltering fluid, usually of something which imbues the recipient with new spirit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • infusé — infusé, ée (in fu zé, zée) part. passé d infuser. 1°   Qu on a fait pénétrer sous forme liquide. Une liqueur infusée dans les veines.    Qui a trempé dans un liquide. De la camomille infusée dans de l eau. •   Plusieurs perles d un prix infini… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Infuse — In*fuse, n. Infusion. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infuse — I verb imbrue, imbue, implant, impregnate, inculcate, incutere, infundere, ingrain, inicere, inject, insert, inspire, inspirit, instill, introduce II index denature, develop …   Law dictionary

  • infuse — (v.) early 15c., to pour in, introduce, soak, from L. infusus, pp. of infundere to pour into, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + fundere pour, spread (see FOUND (Cf. found) (2)). Figurative sense of instill, inspire first recorded 1520s (inf …   Etymology dictionary

  • infuse — [v] introduce; soak animate, breathe into, imbue, impart, implant, impregnate, inculcate, indoctrinate, ingrain, inoculate, inspire, instill, intersperse, invest, leaven, permeate, pervade, plant, saturate, steep, suffuse; concepts 140,179,187 …   New thesaurus

  • infusé — Infusé, [infus]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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