Infuse

Definition of Infuse

In`fuse´
v. t.1.To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
[imp. & p. p. Infused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Infusing.]
That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse.
- Denham.
2.To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.
That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men.
- Shak.
Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son which himself never possessed?
- Swift.
3.To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; - followed by with.
Infuse his breast with magnanimity.
- Shak.
Infusing him with self and vain conceit.
- Shak.
4.To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.
One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water.
- Coxe.
5.To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate.
n.1.Infusion.

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