transitive verb-·fused′, -·fus′ing
- to transfer or transmit by or as by causing to flow or be diffused
- to permeate, instill, imbue, infuse, etc.
- to transfer or introduce (blood, blood plasma, saline solution, etc.) into a blood vessel, usually a vein
- to give a transfusion to
Origin of transfuseMiddle English transfusen from Classical Latin transfusus, past participle of transfundere, to pour from one container into another from trans-, trans- + fundere, to pour: see found