- 1[transitive] infuse A into B | infuse B with A (formal) to make somebody/something have a particular quality Her novels are infused with sadness.
- 2[transitive] infuse something (formal) to have an effect on all parts of something Politics infuses all aspects of our lives.
- 3[transitive, intransitive] infuse (something) if you infuse herbs, etc. or they infuse, you put them in hot water until the flavour has passed into the water
- 4[transitive] infuse something (into something) (medical) to slowly put a drug or other substance into a person’s vein See related entries: Medical equipment Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin infus-
BrE BrE//ɪnˈfjuːz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfjuːz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they infuse
BrE BrE//ɪnˈfjuːz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfjuːz//he / she / it infuses
BrE BrE//ɪnˈfjuːzɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfjuːzɪz//past simple infused
BrE BrE//ɪnˈfjuːzd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfjuːzd//past participle infused
BrE BrE//ɪnˈfjuːzd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfjuːzd//-ing form infusing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈfjuːzɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfjuːzɪŋ//Medical equipment