Infusive In*fu"sive, a. Having the power of infusion; inspiring; influencing. [1913 Webster]

The infusive force of Spirit on man. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • infusive — [in fyo͞o′siv] adj. tending or able to infuse …   English World dictionary

  • infusive — ə̇nˈfyüsiv, üziv adjective : inspiring, influencing the infusive force of Spring on man James Thomson †1748 …   Useful english dictionary

  • infusive — /in fyooh siv/, adj. capable of infusing; inspiring. [1620 30; INFUSE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • infusive — in·fu·sive …   English syllables

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  • inspiring — Synonyms and related words: animating, auspicious, bright with promise, cheerful, cheering, cheery, dignified, elevated, encouraging, enlivening, exhilarating, exhilarative, favorable, full of promise, glad, gladdening, grand, grave, heart… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • infuse — /ɪnˈfjuz / (say in fyoohz) verb (t) (infused, infusing) 1. to steep or soak (a plant, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract its soluble properties or ingredients. 2. Cookery to boil slowly in a solution. 3. to pour in. –phrase 4. infuse into, to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • infuse — v. 1 tr. (usu. foll. by with) imbue; pervade (anger infused with resentment). 2 tr. steep (herbs, tea, etc.) in liquid to extract the content. 3 tr. (usu. foll. by into) instil (grace, spirit, life, etc.). 4 intr. undergo infusion (let it infuse… …   Useful english dictionary

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