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English noun: infusion

1. infusion (substance) a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)


Synonymsextract


Broader (hypernym)solution


Narrower (hyponym)beef tea, black catechu, Bovril, catechu, pancreatin

2. infusion (process) the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)


Broader (hypernym)extraction

3. infusion (act) (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)


Broader (hypernym)instillation, instillment, instilment


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

4. infusion (act) the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality


SamplesThe team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent.


Broader (hypernym)change of state









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