What does infuse mean?

Definitions for infuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inculcate, instill, infuse(verb)

    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

    "inculcate values into the young generation"

  2. impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture(verb)

    fill, as with a certain quality

    "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

  3. infuse(verb)

    undergo the process of infusion

    "the mint tea is infusing"

  4. steep, infuse(verb)

    let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

    "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"

  5. infuse(verb)

    introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes

    "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"


  1. infuse(Verb)

    To cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill.

  2. infuse(Verb)

    To steep in a liquid, so as to extract the soluble constituents (usually medicinal or herbal).

  3. infuse(Verb)

    To instill as a quality.

  4. infuse(Verb)

    To undergo infusion.

  5. infuse(Verb)

    To tincture.

  6. infuse(Verb)

    To saturate.

  7. Origin: [in]fu(n)do fu(n)dere fusi fusum: to pour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infuse(verb)

    to pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed

  2. Infuse(verb)

    to instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce

  3. Infuse(verb)

    to inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with

  4. Infuse(verb)

    to steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak

  5. Infuse(verb)

    to make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate

  6. Infuse(noun)


  7. Origin: [L. infusus, p. p. of infundere to pour in or into; pref. in- in + fundere to pour: cf. F. infuser. See Found to cast.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infuse

    in-fūz′, v.t. to pour into: to inspire with: to introduce: to steep in liquor without boiling: (Shak.) to shed, pour.—n. (Spens.) infusion.—adj. Infus′ible.—n. Infū′sion, the pouring of water over any substance, in order to extract its active qualities: a solution in water of an organic, esp. a vegetable, substance: the liquor so obtained: inspiration: instilling.—adj. Infus′ive, having the power of infusion, or of being infused. [L. infundĕre, infusumin, into, fundĕre, fusum, to pour.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of infuse in a Sentence

  1. Bertha Flowers:

    Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.

  2. Rey Anthony Lastre:

    What diplomacy is going to happen if the Castros aren't promising anything and we're going to go ahead and infuse them with more cash? that just makes the regime stronger and the people weaker.

  3. Joe Heron:

    We really wanted to be in the heart of American distilling, our reference points are much more American whiskey and American music. We wanted to infuse brandy with the character and personality of American whiskey.

  4. George Eliot:

    I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

  5. Todd Gilbert:

    Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn't welcome here, house Republicans reject any attempt by any group to infuse any kind of twisted or extreme worldview into this fundamentally democratic exercise.

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