Infusion

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.
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Our language has received innumerable elegancies and improvements from that infusion of Hebraisms.
Addison.
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2. That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.
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His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth, not the echo or infusion of other men.
Swift.
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3. The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion. [Obs.] "Baptism by infusion." Jortin.
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4. (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.
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Sips meek infusion of a milder herb.
Cowper.
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