Definition of "transfuse" [trans•fuse]

  • To pour (something) out of one vessel into another. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be instilled or imparted: transfused a love of learning to her children. (verb-transitive)
  • To diffuse through; permeate: a glade that was transfused with sunlight. (verb-transitive)
  • Medicine To administer a transfusion of or to. (verb-transitive)

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 "transfuse" in a sentence
  • "In the Wall St. Journal interview you described the methods the team used to transfuse blood during that Tour – first at a hotel in St. Leonard-de-Noblat on the first rest day and then later as the race reached the Alps."
  • "Did he eat tainted meat during training, draw that blood and then transfuse it back during the Tour?"
  • "There is no need to transfuse today's social diseases into the simpler bloodstream of yesterday."