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INFUSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infusion mean? 

INFUSION (noun)
  The noun INFUSION has 4 senses:

1. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
2. the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)
3. (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
4. the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality

  Familiarity information: INFUSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFUSION (noun)


Sense 1infusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

extract; infusion

Hypernyms ("infusion" is a kind of...):

solution (a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "infusion"):

beef tea; Bovril (an extract of beef (given to people who are ill))

black catechu; catechu (extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dying and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally)

pancreatin (extract from the pancreas of animals that contains pancreatic enzymes; used to treat pancreatitis and other conditions involving insufficient pancreatic secretions)


Sense 2infusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("infusion" is a kind of...):

extraction (the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means)


Sense 3infusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("infusion" is a kind of...):

instillation; instillment; instilment (the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


Sense 4infusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent

Hypernyms ("infusion" is a kind of...):

change of state (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)


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