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Definition of "infusion" [in•fu•sion]

  • The act or process of infusing. (noun)
  • Something infused or introduced: an economy in need of regular capital infusions. (noun)
  • The liquid product obtained by infusing: prepared an infusion of medicinal herbs. (noun)
  • Introduction of a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes. (noun)
  • The solution so introduced: a sucrose infusion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "infusion" in a sentence
  • "The IMF could probably provide $5 billion of that additional money - enough for any short term infusion in the case of a market panic, including by using some of its profits on recent gold sales."
  • "American Crossroads gets a whopping $7 million cash infusion from the Texas millionaire who helped fund the Swift Boat Vets, singlehandedly chipping in nearly half the group's fundraising over the last 43 days."
  • "Frank Addario, President of the CLA, argues that the cash infusion is merely a stop-gap measure which does not address the underlying concerns of the criminal defence bar."