Definitions of infusion

  1. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance ( usually in water)
  2. the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; " the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"
  3. ( medicine) the passive introduction of a substance ( a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues ( as by gravitational force)
  4. the process of extracting certain active properties ( as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking ( usually in water)
  5. The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.
  6. That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.
  7. The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion.
  8. The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its virtues.
  9. The liquid extract obtained by this process.
  10. A pouring in, or something poured in or mingled; a liquid extract obtained by soaking a vegetable substance in hot or cold water without boiling.
  11. 1. The process of steeping a substance in water, either cold or hot but below the boiling point, in order to extract its soluble principles; distinguished from decoction, which is effected with boiling water. 2. A medicinal preparation obtained by steeping the crude drug in water; for the official infusions see infusum.
  12. See Infusum.
  13. The pouring of water, wheather boiling or not, 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.
  14. Act of infusing; that which is infused; liquor made by infusing.
  15. The act of infusing; a steeping or a medicinal preparation so obtained.
  16. The act of infusing; instillation; introduction; that which is infused; the liquid in which plants have been steeped, impregnated with their virtues; the process of steeping.
  17. The operation of steeping in water to extract the medicinal qualities of plants; a preparation obtained by pouring boiling water on a substance, as on tea; the liquor so obtained; figuratively, inspiration; suggestion; instilling.

Usage examples for infusion

  1. But against this infusion of a foreign force the crown has its guaranties, old and new. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. The whole situation is much aggravated by the fact that there is a considerable infusion of white blood in the negro race in the United States, leading to complications and social aspirations that are infinitely pathetic. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. In the better class of houses he was offered Paraguay tea, or mattee, an infusion of a South American herb. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  4. That very peculiar turn of the Graeco- Eastern mind, which made them the great thinkers of the then world, had the effect of drawing them away from practice to speculation; and the races of Egypt and Syria were effeminate, over- civilised, exhausted by centuries during which no infusion of fresh blood had come to renew the stock. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  5. Allow the infusion to stand until cool; then strain, and give it a dose. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  6. Mr. Warrender thought the cook must make away with the meat; or else send the best of the infusion to some of her people in the village, and give it to him watered. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  7. Fourierism was a secondary infusion – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  8. It is an easy matter to refer the peculiarities of the Spanish character to the infusion of Oriental blood; and with some of them it may be the case. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham
  9. We have seen however, in some late performances, what superior advantages this branch of the Art receives from a just and proper infusion of the poetic idioms. – An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients by John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson
  10. Browne's prose frequently suffers from the infusion of too many words derived from the Latin, but his style is rhythmical and stately and often conveys the same emotion as the notes of a great cathedral organ at the evening twilight hour. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  11. We extract cells, 'immortalize' them with telomerase, and then return them to the body as a youthful infusion – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. I'm going to get it out to- morrow and begin the infusion – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. Infusion of the Flowers. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  14. It was inhabited by sturdy gentry and peasantry and by agile highlanders, all composed of the same racial elements as the Greeks, with perhaps a preponderant infusion of northern blood which had come south long ago with emigrants from the Danubian lands. – The Ancient East by D. G. Hogarth
  15. 2. What effect would waters containing iron have upon the tea infusion – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  16. Only a portion of the nutrients, however, enter into the infusion – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  17. Indeed, there were various proofs of an infusion of renegade blood, rarely met with in so remote a country. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  18. The Sweet Spanish Chestnut tree is grown much less commonly in this country, and its fruit affords only material for food, without possessing medicinal properties; though, in the United States of America, an infusion of the leaves is thought to be useful for staying the paroxysms of whooping- cough. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  19. But he was not capable of the real infusion of our sin. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. She had made herself very comfortable that morning with buttered toast and sausages; and when at Dockwrath's instance Kenneby had submitted to a slight infusion of Dutch courage,- a bottle of brandy would not have sufficed for the purpose,- Bridget also had not refused the generous glass. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope