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English verb: infuse

1. infuse (cognition) teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

SamplesInculcate values into the young generation.

Synonymsinculcate, instill

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)drill

Narrower (hyponym)din

2. infuse (change) fill, as with a certain quality

SamplesThe heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide.

Synonymsimpregnate, instill, tincture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

3. infuse (change) undergo the process of infusion

SamplesThe mint tea is infusing.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)infuse, steep

Verb groupinfuse, steep

4. infuse (change) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

SamplesSteep the blossoms in oil.
Steep the fruit in alcohol.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)imbue, soak

Narrower (hyponym)decoct, draw, infuse, marinade, marinate

Verb groupinfuse

5. infuse (body) introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes

SamplesSome physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)inject, shoot

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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