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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instill, transfuseverb

    impart gradually

    "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"

  2. transfuseverb

    pour out of one vessel into another

  3. cup, transfuseverb

    treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

  4. transfuseverb

    give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to


  1. transfuseverb

    To administer a transfusion.

  2. transfuseverb

    To pour liquid from one vessel into another.

  3. transfuseverb

    To diffuse or permeate through something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Transfuseverb

    To pour out of one into another.

    Etymology: transfusus, Lat.

    Between men and beasts there is no possibility of social communion; because the well-spring of that communion is a natural delight which man hath to transfuse from himself into others, and to receive from others into himself, especially those things wherein the excellency of this kind doth most consist. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Transfus’d on thee his ample spirit rests. John Milton.

    When did his muse from Fletcher scenes purloin,
    As thou whose Eth’ridge dost transfuse to thine?
    But so transfus’d, as oil and waters flow,
    His always floats above, thine sinks below. Dryden.

    Where the juices are in a morbid state, if one could suppose all the unsound juices taken away and sound juices immediately transfused, the sound juices would grow morbid. Arb.


  1. Transfuse

    Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood products into a person's circulation intravenously. Transfusions are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood. Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern medical practice commonly uses only components of the blood, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, clotting factors and platelets. Red blood cells (RBC) contain hemoglobin, and supply the cells of the body with oxygen. White blood cells are not commonly used during transfusion, but they are part of the immune system, and also fight infections. Plasma is the "yellowish" liquid part of blood, which acts as a buffer, and contains proteins and important substances needed for the body's overall health. Platelets are involved in blood clotting, preventing the body from bleeding. Before these components were known, doctors believed that blood was homogeneous. Because of this scientific misunderstanding, many patients died because of incompatible blood transferred to them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transfuseverb

    to pour, as liquid, out of one vessel into another; to transfer by pouring

  2. Transfuseverb

    to transfer, as blood, from the veins or arteries of one man or animal to those of another

  3. Transfuseverb

    to cause to pass from to another; to cause to be instilled or imbibed; as, to transfuse a spirit of patriotism into a man; to transfuse a love of letters

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transfuse

    trans-fūz′, v.t. to pour out into another vessel: to cause to pass from one to another: to cause to be imbibed.—n. Transfū′ser.—adj. Transfū′sible, capable of being transfused.—ns. Transfū′sion, the act of transfusing, esp. blood from the veins of one animal into another; Transfū′sionist.—adj. Transfū′sive, tending or having power to transfuse.—adv. Transfū′sively. [L. trans, over, fundĕre, fusum, to pour.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transfuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transfuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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