- to sprinkle, cover over, or permeate with or as with a liquid; suffuse
- to pour or spread (a liquid, etc.) through or over something
Origin of perfuse; from Classical Latin perfusus, past participle of perfundere ; from per, through + fundere, to pour: see found
transitive verbper·fused, per·fus·ing, per·fus·es
- To coat or permeate with liquid, color, or light; suffuse.
- To pour or diffuse (a liquid, for example) over or through something.
Origin of perfuseLatin perfundere, perf&umacron;s-, to pour over : per-, per- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present perfuses, present participle perfusing, simple past and past participle perfused)