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Definition of INFUSE

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Infuse \In*fuse\, n.
     Infusion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "infuse":
     animate, bathe, beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize, colliquate, color, concentrate, condition, cut, decoagulate, decoct, deliquesce, diffuse, dissolve, distill, douche, dredge, drench, drouk, dye, ease in, embue, enliven, entincture, essentialize, exhilarate, express, fire, flavor, fluidify, fluidize, flush, flux, fuse, hold in solution, imbrue, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate, indoctrinate, infect, infiltrate, infix, inform, ingrain, inject, inoculate, insert, insinuate, inspire, inspirit, instill, interject, interlard, intersow, intersperse, intersprinkle, introduce, intromit, invest, lave, leach, leaven, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, macerate, melt, melt down, penetrate, percolate, perfuse, permeate, pervade, pop in, press out, program, put in, refine, render, rinse, run, saturate, season, seethe, set in, slip in, soak, sodden, solubilize, solve, sop, souse, spirit, spirit up, steep, stick in, suffuse, temper, thaw, thin, throw in, tincture, tinge, transfuse, tuck in, unclot, wash, waterlog, whip in, wring, wring out

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