Infuse Definition

infused, infuses, infusing
infused, infuses, infusing
To pour (a liquid) in, into, or upon.
Webster's New World
To put (a substance) into.
Butter infused with garlic.
Webster's New World
To fill or cause to be filled with something.
Infused them with a love of the land.
American Heritage
To put (a quality, idea, etc.) into, as if by pouring; instill; impart.
Webster's New World
To flavor or scent (a liquid) by steeping ingredients in it.
American Heritage

Origin of Infuse

  • Middle English infusen from Old French infuser from Latin īnfundere īnfūs- in- in in–2 fundere to pour gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin [in]fu(n)do fu(n)dere fusi fusum: to pour.

    From Wiktionary

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