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verb infuse pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈfjuːz/
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present tense
present participleinfusing
past tenseinfused
past participleinfused
  1. 1
    [transitive] to give someone or something a particular quality
    infuse something into:

    The best teachers manage to infuse vitality into the most boring subjects.

    infuse something/someone with something:

    Her paintings are infused with a natural strength.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if you infuse something such as leaves or herbs, or if they infuse, you put them into hot water in order to make a drink, medicine, or beauty treatment

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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