- The definition of an infusion is the process of or result of pouring a liquid or substance into something else.
An example of an infusion is the resulting liquid after pouring hot water over coffee grounds.
infusion definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act or process of infusing
- something infused; tincture; admixture
- the liquid extract that results from steeping a substance in water
- Med. the introduction of a solution into the body, specif. into a vein
Origin: ; from French or L: French infusion ; from Classical Latin infusio
infusion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act or process of infusing.
- Something infused or introduced: an economy in need of regular capital infusions.
- The liquid product obtained by infusing: prepared an infusion of medicinal herbs.
- a. Introduction of a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.b. The solution so introduced: a sucrose infusion.
infusion - Medical Definition
- The process of steeping a substance in water to extract its soluble principles.
- A medicinal preparation from such a process.
- Introduction of a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
- The solution introduced in such a manner.