infusion

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French infusion, from Latin infusio (a pouring into, a wetting, a dyeing, a flow), from infundo

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infusion (plural infusions)

  1. A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
    An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion.
  2. The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
  3. The act of installing a quality into a person.
    • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 1
      [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
  4. (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.

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