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Definitionto 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
- 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
- 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
infusion = to add something to something else to make it better
infused = to add something into something else to make it better