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Topic: DRINK

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: infuser, from Latin infundere, from fundere 'to pour'

infuse

verb
     
in‧fuse
1 [transitive] formal to fill something or someone with a particular feeling or quality
be infused with something
Her books are infused with humour and wisdom.
infuse something into something
These new designers are infusing fresh interest into the New York fashion scene.
2 [intransitive and transitive]DFD if you infuse tea or herbs, or if they infuse, you leave them in very hot water while their taste passes into the water
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