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Definition of infuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they infuse
    he / she / it infuses
    past simple infused
    -ing form infusing
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  1. 1[transitive] infuse A into B infuse B with A (formal) to make someone or something have a particular quality Her novels are infused with sadness.
  2. 2[transitive] infuse something (formal) to have an effect on all parts of something Politics infuses all aspects of our lives.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] infuse (something) if you infuse herbs, etc. or they infuse, you put them in hot water until the flavor has passed into the water
  4. 4[transitive] infuse something (into something) (medical) to slowly put a drug or other substance into a person's vein
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