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infuse    : [ɪnfj'uz]
Infuse \In*fuse\, n.
Infusion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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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.
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That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse.
--Denham.
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2. To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.
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That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the
trunks of men. --Shak.
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Why should he desire to have qualities infused into
his son which himself never possessed? --Swift.
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3. To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed
by with.
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Infuse his breast with magnanimity. --Shak.
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Infusing him with self and vain conceit. --Shak.
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4. To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the
propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.
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One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces
of warm water. --Coxe.
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5. To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture;
to saturate. [R.] --Bacon.
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infuse
v 1: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
"inculcate values into the young generation" [synonym:
{inculcate}, {instill}, {infuse}]
2: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures
the air with carbon monoxide" [synonym: {impregnate}, {infuse},
{instill}, {tincture}]
3: undergo the process of infusion; "the mint tea is infusing"
4: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep
the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol" [synonym:
{steep}, {infuse}]
5: introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic
purposes; "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into
the veins of animals"

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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