In*fu"sion(?), n. [L. infusio a pouring in: cf. F. infusion. See Infuse, v. t.] 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."
(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.
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