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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infusion  \In*fu"sion\,  n.  [L.  infusio  a  pouring  in:  cf  F. 
  infusion.  See  {Infuse},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  infusing,  pouring  in  or  instilling; 
  instillation;  as  the  infusion  of  good  principles  into  the 
  mind;  the  infusion  of  ardor  or  zeal. 
 
  Our  language  has  received  innumerable  elegancies  and 
  improvements  from  that  infusion  of  Hebraisms. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  infused;  suggestion;  inspiration. 
 
  His  folly  and  his  wisdom  are  of  his  oun  growth,  not 
  the  echo  or  infusion  of  other  men.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  plunging  or  dipping  into  a  fluid;  immersion. 
  [Obs.]  ``Baptism  by  infusion.''  --Jortin. 
 
  4.  (Pharmacy) 
  a  The  act  or  process  of  steeping  or  soaking  any 
  substance  in  water  in  order  to  extract  its  virtues. 
  b  The  liquid  extract  obtained  by  this  process. 
 
  Sips  meek  infusion  of  a  milder  herb.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infusion 
  n  1:  a  solution  obtained  by  steeping  or  soaking  a  substance 
  (usually  in  water)  [syn:  {extract}] 
  2:  the  passive  introduction  of  a  substance  (a  fluid  or  drug  or 
  electrolyte)  into  a  vein  or  between  tissues  (as  by 
  gravitational  force) 




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