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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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