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Definitions of infusion:

part of speech: verb transitive

See Infusum.

part of speech: verb transitive

1. The process of steeping a substance in water, either cold or hot but below the boiling point, in order to extract its soluble principles; distinguished from decoction, which is effected with boiling water. 2. A medicinal preparation obtained by steeping the crude drug in water; for the official infusions see infusum.

Usage examples for infusion:

  • Everything to live must have an infusion of truth within it, and this " patchwork ideal," as it has been well styled, was held together by such a principle. "Legends of the Madonna", Mrs. Jameson
  • They are painted black with an infusion of a bark called sohliya. "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon
  • " She will say, in the most matter- of- fact way in the world, 'Oh, very well, that quite alters the case, '" said Wilfrid aloud, with the smallest infusion of bitterness. "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith

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