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Meaning of infuse

in•fuse

Pronunciation: (in-fyz'), [key]
— v., -fused, -fus•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to introduce, as if by pouring; cause to penetrate; instill (usually fol. by into): The energetic new principal infused new life into the school.
  2. to imbue or inspire (usually fol. by with): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.
  3. to steep or soak (leaves, bark, roots, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract the soluble properties or ingredients.
  4. to pour in.
—v.i.
  1. to undergo infusion; become infused: Leave the solution to infuse overnight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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