transfuse [trans-fyooz] ExamplesWord Originverb (used with object), trans·fused, trans·fus·ing.
- to transfer or pass from one to another; transmit; instill: to transfuse a love of literature to one’s students.
- to diffuse into or through; permeate; infuse.
- to transfer (blood) into the veins or arteries of a person or animal.
- to inject, as a saline solution, into a blood vessel.
- Archaic. to pour from one container into another.
Origin of transfuse 1375–1425; late Middle English transfusen Latin trānsfūsus, past participle of trānsfundere to transfer by pouring. See trans-, fuse2 Related formstrans·fus·er, nountrans·fus·i·ble, trans·fus·a·ble, adjectivetrans·fu·sive [trans-fyoo-siv, -ziv] /trænsˈfyu sɪv, -zɪv/, adjectiveun·trans·fused, adjectiveun·trans·fus·i·ble, adjective Related Words for transfuse suffuse, permeate, clog, impregnate, burden, afflict, ram, pile, freight, instill, imbue, crowd, pervade, cram, fill, lade, cumber, heap, commit, penetrate Examples from the Web for transfuse Historical Examples of transfuse
It is easy to guide the hand, but who can transfuse a soul into the image?
His blood they transfuse into their minds and into their manners.
How few like him could transfuse the spirit of the Tipperary assassin into the moral principles of the Castle, for useful purpose?
Was it possible to transfuse the peculiar spirit of the Irish native poetry into the English tongue?
Send me (if you have them) the rejected ones: I think I could transfuse blood into them and revive them.
British Dictionary definitions for transfuse transfuse verb (tr)
- to permeate or infusea blush transfused her face
- to inject (blood, etc) into a blood vessel
- to give a transfusion to (a patient)
- rare to transfer from one vessel to another, esp by pouring
Derived Formstransfuser, nountransfusible or transfusable, adjectivetransfusive, adjectiveWord Origin for transfuse C15: from Latin transfundere to pour out, from trans- + fundere to pour Word Origin and History for transfuse v.
“to transfer by pouring,” early 15c., from Latin transfusus, past participle of transfundere “pour from one container to another,” from trans- “across” (see trans-) + fundere “to pour” (see found (v.2)). Related: Transfused; transfusing.
transfuse in Medicine transfuse [trăns-fyōōz′] v.
- To administer a transfusion of or to.
Related formstrans•fus′a•ble adj.