Pronunciation: (in-fyOOz'), [key]
—v., -fused, -fus•ing.
1. to introduce, as if by pouring; cause to penetrate; instill (usually fol. by into): The energetic new principal infused new life into the school.
2. to imbue or inspire (usually fol. by with): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.
3. to steep or soak (leaves, bark, roots, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract the soluble properties or ingredients.
4. Obs.to pour in.
to undergo infusion; become infused: Leave the solution to infuse overnight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.