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Definition to add something to something else to make it better; or the thing added

Note that infusion can more specifically mean to add medicine or fluid to the blood stream through gravitational drip or pump.

It can also refer to a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance — such as tea or herbs in water.
  • The infusion of funds will allow us to open another location too.
infusion = to add something to make something else better
  • She infused the group with new energy and enthusiasm.
  • With the infusion pump we can infuse a tiny amount of the medicine each hour.
  • What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • infusion = to add something to something else to make it better
  • One company, called Tree Top, has developed a "low-moisture, naturally sweetened apple piece infused with a red-wine extract."
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • infused = to add something into something else to make it better
  • Powdered root of what to an infusion of what?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • A hundred of his own Highgarden men had been added to the gold cloaks, yet plainly his lordship meant to resist any balancing infusion of westermen.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • He wanted someone whose presence would, in his own words, "infuse their cause with an immediate tremor of awe and legitimacy."
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • It was being shipped at this very moment, ready to be whisked to the gateway cities, where it would be infused with the blood banks.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Joy rushes to their eyes but it is misted over, infused with a sad and complex knowing.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She looks beautiful to him, tired, the concentrated light of the dying day on her face, infusing it with an amber-pink glow.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • When you say remedies, do you mean your solutions, your infusions, or your suspensions?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • She seemed unaware of me, and her eyes were infused with a soft light.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Suddenly many grandparents received a significant cash infusion (topping out at $3 per day, or twice the local median income).
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Thou almost mak'st me waver in my faith, To hold opinion with Pythagoras That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • The power of Athena infused her cloak.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He made some business decisions last year that required an infusion of capital.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • And then there were the herbs: oil infusions of calamus, mugwort, sage, and wintergreen; cocktails made out of black cohosh and pennyroyal.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The entrance of Taylor infused fresh spirit into the company, and they remained sitting, till Arabella whispered to her father: "Now we may as well go."
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Troy and the rest are the necessary .... infrastructure costs for our next big capital infusion.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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