infusion

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See also: infusión and Infusion

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English infusioun, from Old French infusion, from Latin infusio, infusionem (a pouring into, a wetting, a dyeing, a flow), from infundo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈfjuːʒən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun[edit]

infusion (countable and uncountable, 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.
  4. (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.
  5. (medicine) The administration of liquid substances directly into a vein for medical purposes; perfusion.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin infūsiō, infūsiōnem.

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Noun[edit]

infusion f (plural infusions)

  1. infusion (liquid product which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities)
    Synonyms: décoction, tisane

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