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verb     infuse pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
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


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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