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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·fu·sion /ɪnˈfjuʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·fusion /ɪnˈfjuʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·fu·sion n.
 1. The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.
    Our language has received innumerable elegancies and improvements from that infusion of Hebraisms.   --Addison.
 2. That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.
    His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth, not the echo or infusion of other men.   --Swift.
 3. The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion. [Obs.] “Baptism by infusion.”
 4. Pharmacy (a) The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its active principles. (b) The liquid extract obtained by this process.
    Sips meek infusion of a milder herb.   --Cowper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance
           (usually in water) [syn: extract]
      2: the process of extracting certain active properties (as a
         drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in
      3: (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid
         or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as
         by gravitational force)
      4: the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying
         element or quality; "the team's continued success is
         attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"