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 diffuse into or through ; permeate <
sunlight transfuses the bay
2. a. to transfer (as blood) into a vein or an artery of a person or animal b. to subject (a patient) to transfusion • transfusible or transfusable adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transfusé — ● transfusé, transfusée adjectif et nom Se dit de quelqu un qui reçoit ou a reçu une transfusion de sang. transfusé, ée adj. et n. Injecté par transfusion. Sang transfusé. || Subst. Par méton. Personne qui a subi une transfusion sanguine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • transfuse — (v.) to transfer by pouring, early 15c., from L. transfusus, pp. of transfundere pour from one container to another, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + fundere to pour (see FOUND (Cf. found) (2)). Related: Transfused; tran …   Etymology dictionary

  • transfuse — ► VERB 1) Medicine transfer (blood or its components) from one person or animal to another. 2) permeate or infuse. DERIVATIVES transfusion noun. ORIGIN Latin transfundere pour from one container to another …   English terms dictionary

  • transfuse — [transfyo͞oz′] vt. transfused, transfusing [ME transfusen < L transfusus, pp. of transfundere, to pour from one container into another < trans , TRANS + fundere, to pour: see FOUND3] 1. a) to transfer or transmit by or as by causing to flow …   English World dictionary

  • transfuse — v. (D; tr.) to transfuse into, to * * * [træns fjuːz] to (D; tr.) to transfuse into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • transfuse — transfuser, n. transfusible, transfusable, adj. transfusive /trans fyooh siv, ziv/, adj. /trans fyoohz /, v.t., transfused, transfusing. 1. to transfer or pass from one to another; transmit; instill: to transfuse a love of literature to one s… …   Universalium

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

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