An example of an infusion is the resulting liquid after pouring hot water over coffee grounds.
- 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 of infusionfrom French or L: French infusion from Classical Latin infusio
- 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.
- A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
- An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion.
- The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
- The act of installing a quality into a person.
From Old French infusion, from Latin infusio (“a pouring into, a wetting, a dyeing, a flow”), from infundo