Trans*fuse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transfused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Transfusing.] [L. transfusus, p. p. of transfundere: cf. F. transfuser. See Transfund.]


To pour, as liquid, out of one vessel into another; to transfer by pouring.

2 Med.

To transfer, as blood, from the veins or arteries of one man or animal to those of another.

<-- The transfusion may proceded directly between animals, or the blood may be first drawn and stored from the donor, and later infused into the recipient. -->


To cause to pass from to another; to cause to be instilled or imbibed; as, to transfuse a spirit of patriotism into a man; to transfuse a love of letters.

Into thee such virtue and grace Immense I have transfused. Milton.


© Webster 1913.

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