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INFUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infuse mean? 

INFUSE (verb)
  The verb INFUSE has 5 senses:

1. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
2. fill, as with a certain quality
3. undergo the process of infusion
4. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
5. introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes

  Familiarity information: INFUSE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFUSE (verb)


Sense 1infuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

inculcate; infuse; instill

Context example:

inculcate values into the young generation

Hypernyms (to "infuse" is one way to...):

drill (teach by repetition)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "infuse"):

din (instill (into a person) by constant repetition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2infuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill, as with a certain quality

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

impregnate; tincture; infuse; instill

Context example:

The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

Hypernyms (to "infuse" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3infuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo the process of infusion

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the mint tea is infusing

Hypernyms (to "infuse" is one way to...):

infuse; steep (let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4infuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

steep; infuse

Context examples:

steep the blossoms in oil / steep the fruit in alcohol

Hypernyms (to "infuse" is one way to...):

imbue; soak (fill, soak, or imbue totally)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "infuse"):

marinade; marinate (soak in marinade)

decoct (steep in hot water)

infuse (undergo the process of infusion)

draw (steep; pass through a strainer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5infuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals

Hypernyms (to "infuse" is one way to...):

inject; shoot (give an injection to)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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