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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: transfusio, from transfundere 'to move by pouring', from fundere 'to pour'


trans‧fu‧sion [uncountable and countable]
1MH the process of putting blood from one person's body into the body of someone else as a medical treatment:
A blood transfusion saved his life.
2 the process of giving something important or necessary, such as money, to a group or organization that needs it
transfusion of
The mayor has promised a transfusion of $8 million in redevelopment funds.

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