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.]


To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.

That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse. Denham.


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.


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.


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.


To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate.




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