Definition of infusion in English:

infusion

noun

  • 1A drink, remedy, or extract prepared by soaking tea leaves or herbs in liquid:

    ‘a strong rosemary infusion’
    • ‘She bathed his wounds in a steaming infusion of sweet smelling herbs, and as they inhaled the steam, their exhaustion seeped out of their bones.’
    • ‘He saw the tribal leader drinking an infusion from a plant bearing a striking resemblance to Chinese tea.’
    • ‘She started drinking fruit infusions, water and coffee instead of tea.’
    • ‘Major abortifacients used include infusions from herbs, leaves of special shrubs, plant roots, and the bark of some trees.’
    • ‘Whether drinks have infusions, fresh fruit or vegetable garnishes, or muddled fruit - fresh, sparkling, simple and less sweet are the buzz words this spring.’
    • ‘Either switch to decaffeinated tea or coffee or herbal infusions like vervain, mint or camomile.’
    • ‘Poach salmon in an infusion of green tea and ginger.’
    • ‘Be careful, however, as some of the ‘teas’, especially fruit teas, are not infusions but black tea with a heaped dosing of flavoring.’
    • ‘Drink an infusion of sage-a few leaves in a cup of boiling water (let the water cool a little).’
    • ‘Plants dried at room temperature were used to prepare infusions.’
    • ‘She makes just a few house vodka infusions, including one infused with beet that is used in her Ruby (shaken with lemon-lime juice).’
    • ‘Citronnelle is used in food, but also to make infusions, and after dinner you are offered tea, coffee or citronnelle.’
    • ‘Lots of bars now are doing their own infusions, usually with vodka.’
    • ‘My patient lives on a ‘colitis-cure’ diet of tofu, wheat grass infusions and green tea.’
    • ‘Order some of their delicate cocktail infusions, while DJs spin ambient club sounds to suit the chilled setting.’
    • ‘The vast selections of differing vodka infusions are excellent, something for everyone.’
    • ‘A strong infusion of the tea with brewer's yeast treats delayed menses.’
    • ‘Originally, in the 17th century, the sugar syrup was made with barley water, an infusion of boiled barley which gave it an agreeable, mild flavour.’
    • ‘To prepare the infusion, steep one-half ounce of each of these herbs in four cups of boiling water for two hours.’
    • ‘This was her first effort of the afternoon, a risotto of chicken and smoked bacon with green beans and Parmesan, surrounded by an infusion of fresh herbs in olive oil.’
    stock, broth, bouillon, juice, gravy, liquid, infusion, extract, concentrate, decoction
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    1. 1.1[mass noun] The process of preparing an infusion.
      • ‘Use one of the following methods to prepare a solution for infusion.’
      • ‘This system provides your muscles with a 2-Stage infusion of nutrients to prepare you for intense workouts and keep you pumped all day long.’
      • ‘However, another tea expert points out that although the size of the bag may be important, factors such as increasing infusion with a spoon also make a difference.’
      • ‘They have also been used, by infusion, to colour milk destined for cake-making, thus giving the cake a richer colour.’
      • ‘It was used widely as a medium for the infusion of medicinal herbs.’
  • 2[mass noun] The introduction of a new element or quality into something:

    ‘the infusion of $6.3 million for improvements’
    [count noun] ‘an infusion of youthful talent’
    • ‘However, the final arrangement of equity infusion is still to be worked out.’
    • ‘The infusion of supernatural elements into human societies is itself a natural phenomenon that has a naturalistic origin and history.’
    • ‘That infusion of cash that's coming in to save Social Security can really only come from one source - higher taxes.’
    • ‘Rostow had argued that the economically backward countries could be on the road to development if there was infusion of capital, in the form of foreign investment or aid.’
    • ‘Fresh ideas, inventive combinations and a lively ambience inform this modern Scottish restaurant famed for giving traditional dishes a vibrant international infusion.’
    • ‘Steinbrook has also pointed out that there is no emergency infusion of registered nursing staff available to resuscitate the hospitals to a better level of patient care.’
    • ‘Our bodies, minds, and souls need shaping and preparing for any special infusion of grace.’
    • ‘Where's your next talent infusion coming from?’
    • ‘In recent months, much has been said of the upcoming infusion of games and talent into the console market.’
    • ‘His infusion of self-deprecating humor is what saved the movie from trying to take itself too seriously.’
    • ‘After years of austerity, the Klein government has given the region a huge cash infusion, increasing the amount of money for cardiac surgery by 20 per cent.’
    • ‘This is in addition to the federal government's massive infusion of funds directed primarily at emergency and transitional housing, rather than long-term housing.’
    • ‘While small parcels of capacity will keep getting added, significant capacity infusion will happen from the second quarter of 2006 as more projects get completed.’
    • ‘This rebuilding job will need at least one more season of talent infusion to contend for the playoffs.’
    • ‘The negligible impact of this ever-increasing cash infusion on reading scores is illustrated in this chart.’
    • ‘Well, apparently Steven not only completed the film, but also reworded much of the original with many of his special effects treatments and infusion of sentiment.’
    • ‘And you have to hope and pray for everybody's sake that what the president said last night is that it would be better now that he's asked for this huge new infusion of money.’
    • ‘The approval would be to ensure a quality infusion into the reserves.’
    • ‘The Germans' cultural nationalism did not need political infusion; quite the contrary, it thrived due to its apolitical appeal.’
    • ‘The infusion of offensive talent doesn't end with Green.’
    introduction, instilling, infusion, imbuing, inculcation
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  • 3Medicine
    The slow injection of a substance into a vein or tissue:

    ‘a four-hour intravenous infusion’
    • ‘This patient received a second graft infusion on day + 13.’
    • ‘One week after the second infusion, he developed a limited skin rash, fever, and mouth vesicles and ulcers, suggestive of herpesvirus infection.’
    • ‘The regular insulin regimen was 0.1 units per kg followed by continuous infusion of 0.1 units per kg per hour until correction of hyperglycemia.’
    • ‘These treatments include hyperventilation, cerebrospinal fluid drainage, infusion of mannitol, hypothermia, barbiturates, and decompressive craniotomy.’
    • ‘This is the first time that such improvement in a chronic neurological disease has occurred following infusion of a growth factor.’

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the pouring in of a liquid): from Latin infusio(n-), from the verb infundere (see infuse).

Pronunciation:

infusion

/ɪnˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/