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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ These include continuous insulin infusion or plasma exchange.
▪ The usual medication administered in this situation is a continuous epidural infusion.
▪ The subjects had a continuous infusion glucose tolerance test.
▪ The reproducibility, sensitivity, and specificity of the continuous infusion glucose tolerance test have been reported.
▪ The intravenous infusion was removed when he was able to take fluids without feeling nauseated.
▪ Our comments about sampling 15 minutes after the end of a dose applied to intravenous infusions.
▪ At this time her intravenous infusion was removed and she seemed more relaxed but still complained of pain from her wound.
▪ Shortly after anaesthesia an intravenous infusion may be commenced to provide a route for fluid replacement.
▪ Atropine given during intravenous infusion led to an immediate fall in acid output.
▪ Under these circumstances an intravenous infusion of insulin provides a very convenient and reliable method for managing the diabetes.
▪ The blood glucose should be monitored hourly after commencing an intravenous insulin infusion to ensure that the patient is not becoming hypoglycaemic.
▪ To overcome this problem we have measured gastrin mediated acid secretion after the intravenous infusion of gastrin releasing peptide.
▪ The statistical differences between the groups were the same at each infusion rate as that seen at 40 pmol/kg/h.
▪ This infusion rate was needed to maintain a constant baseline pressure within the open biliary system.
▪ What the department needs is an infusion of new ideas.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    Our language has received innumerable elegancies and improvements from that infusion of Hebraisms.

  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.

  3. The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion. [Obs.] ``Baptism by infusion.''

  4. (Pharmacy)

    1. The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its active principles.

    2. The liquid extract obtained by this process.

      Sips meek infusion of a milder herb.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from Old French infusion (13c.) or directly from Latin infusionem (nominative infusio), noun of action from past participle stem of infundere (see infuse).


n. 1 A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities. 2 The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities. 3 The act of installing a quality into a person. 4 (context obsolete English) The act of dipping into a fluid. 5 (medicine) The administration of liquid substances directly into a vein for medical purposes. Perfusion.

  1. n. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water) [syn: extract]

  2. the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

  3. (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)

  4. the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; "the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"


Infusion is the process of extracting chemical compounds or flavors from plant material in a solvent such as water, oil or alcohol, by allowing the material to remain suspended in the solvent over time (a process often called steeping). An infusion is also the name for the resultant liquid. The process of infusion is distinct from decoction, which involves boiling the plant material, or percolation, in which the water passes through the material (as in a coffeemaker).

Infusion (roller coaster)

Infusion, previously known as Traumatizer, is an inverted steel roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, England. It is a 689m standard "Mark 3" model Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) and the first to be suspended entirely over water.

Infusion (disambiguation)

Infusion refers to the process of extracting chemical compounds or flavors from plant material in a solvent by allowing the material to remain suspended in the solvent over time.

Infusion may also refer to:

  • Intravenous infusion, the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein for medical purposes
  • Infusion (band), an Australian dance-music act
  • Tea infuser, a device in which loose tea leaves are placed for brewing
  • A medical treatment in which liquid substances are delivered through various routes of administration
  • Infusion (roller coaster), a roller coaster at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, UK
Infusion (band)

Infusion were an Australian electronica band, originally from Wollongong which formed in 1998. Founding members, Jamie Stevens and Manuel Sharrad, met in 1988 at a local high school. Frank Xavier also hails from Wollongong, although he did not meet the other two until they had relocated to Sydney. Sharrad is Infusion's vocalist. They provide energetic live performances and have a long résumé of remixes. The band signed with Thunk Records, an underground electronic label.

The trio's music evolved from the rave and club scene, widening in scope to include traditional pop song structures. By 2004 the group had relocated to Melbourne, after signing with BMG in the previous October. Their 2004 single, "Girls Can Be Cruel", received airplay on Australia's alternative music radio station, Triple J. Infusion have also released singles on Audio Therapy and Marine Parade. They have played at international music festivals including the Glastonbury Festival, Roskilde Festival, the Meco Festival in Portugal, the Tshitraka Festival in Germany and Splendour in the Grass (all in 2004), the Big Day Out (in 2005 and 2009) and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Creamfields Argentina (both in 2006). In December 2008, they played Homebake, alongside Crowded House, PNAU, The Vines and Sneaky Sound System. In 2009, they were part of the Australian contingent at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Infusion have won two ARIA Music Awards for best dance release: in 2004 for the single "Girls Can Be Cruel" and in 2005 for their first album for Sony BMG, Six Feet Above Yesterday. Their album All Night Sun Light was released on 7 July 2009 on their own independent label Futuresque. The song, "Dogtown", has been posted on their Myspace profile and is featured as a remix on the Ministry of Sound's Clubber's Guide 2009.

Adam Freeland's remix of the track "Better World" appears on the 2005 video game Burnout Revenge. Infusion are no longer active, performing their last show with Leftfield at the Enmore Theatre in 2013.

Xavier produces records under the pseudonym Francis Xavier on Australian label Motorik!, and is a member of their rotating deejay collective, The Motorik Vibe Council, alongside members of The Lost Valentinos, The Bang Gang Deejays and Dreems, in addition to production credits on a plethora of tracks including Flight Facilities' debut "Crave You".

Jamie Stevens has released solo under his own name on a large variety of record labels.

Usage examples of "infusion".

I suppose you are going to say she is undergoing an infusion of energy from the ectosphere or some such drivel.

Infusions and decoctions of these will often be advised on account of the fact that they are more available than the tinctures, fluid extracts, and concentrated principles, which we prefer, and almost invariably employ in our practice.

They repeated the process several times until Fianna was satisfied that enough of the infusion had gotten into the sick man.

With the help of the Norse woman and Henrik, Fianna got more of the infusion into him, and for a while it seemed to help him rest.

Earth science learns to combat venereal disease and reduce conception, as London grows, becomes more prosperous and restricts entry to prostitution, such infusion will decrease.

We learn from the foregoing experiments that the margins of the leaves curl inwards when excited by the mere pressure of objects not yielding any soluble matter, by objects yielding such matter, and by some fluidsnamely an infusion of raw meat and a week solution of carbonate of ammonia.

For the layers, she mixes together soy hamburger crumbles, a good tomato sauce filled with mushrooms and finely chopped vegetables, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and non-fat ricotta cheese made even tastier by a good infusion of pesto.

Sixteen years ago Greg Manning was a bit overextended, and the Prometheus project needed an immediate infusion of cash.

Every species of poetry, indeed, has received fresh lustre, and even taken a new place in Parnassian dignity, by a larger infusion of moral sentiment into its numbers.

Basic Moral Intuition is an infusion of Care for all four quadrants, but does not come with instructions engraved in stone tablets.

This is the case with two species of Saxifraga, and the glands of one of them apparently absorb matter from captured insects, and certainly from an infusion of raw meat.

Both acts required the infusion of the brain with images whether the false images of pure fantasy or the totally compelling images and sensa of a computer-generated surreality, it did not matter.

Therefore it seems that venial sins are not forgiven without infusion of grace.

But there can be no remission of sins except through the infusion of grace.

Other fluids, besides a solution of the carbonate, for instance an infusion of raw meat, produce this same effect.