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Infusion


INFU'SION, noun s as z. The act of pouring in or instilling; instillation; as the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.

1. Suggestion; whisper.

His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth, not the echo on infusion of other men.

2. In pharmacy, the process of steeping in liquor, an operation by which the medicinal qualities of plants may be extracted by a liquor without boiling.

3. The liquor in which plants are steeped, and which is impregnated with their virtues or qualities.