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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infuse  \In*fuse\,  n. 
  Infusion.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infuse  \In*fuse"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Infused};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Infusing}.]  [L.  infusus  p.  p.  of  infundere  to  pour  in  or 
  into  pref.  in-  in  +  fundere  to  pour:  cf  F.  infuser.  See 
  {Found}  to  cast.] 
  1.  To  pour  in  as  a  liquid;  to  pour  (into  or  upon);  to  shed. 
 
  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  possessd?  --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.  [R.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infuse 
  v  1:  teach  and  impress  by  frequent  repetitions  or  admonitions 
  [syn:  {inculcate},  {instill}] 
  2:  infuse,  as  with  a  certain  quality;  "The  heavy  traffic 
  tinctures  the  air  with  carbon  monoxide"  [syn:  {impregnate}, 
  {instill},  {tincture}] 
  3:  sit  or  let  sit  in  boiling  water  to  extract  the  flavor;  "the 
  tea  is  brewing"  [syn:  {steep},  {brew}] 




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