in·fuse /ɪnˈfjuz/ 動詞
In·fuse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infused p. pr. & vb. n. Infusing.]
1. To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse. --Denham.
2. To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.
That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men. --Shak.
Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son which himself never possessed? --Swift.
3. To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with.
Infuse his breast with magnanimity. --Shak.
Infusing him with self and vain conceit. --Shak.
4. To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.
One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water. --Coxe.
5. To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate. [R.]
In·fuse, n. Infusion. [Obs.]
v 1: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
"inculcate values into the young generation" [syn: inculcate,
2: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic
tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate,
3: undergo the process of infusion; "the mint tea is infusing"
4: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse;
"steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
5: introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic
purposes; "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into
the veins of animals"