1. To pour, as liquid, out of one vessel into another; to transfer by pouring.

2. <medicine> To transfer, as blood, from the veins or arteries of one man or animal to those of another.

3. To cause to pass from to another; to cause to be instilled or imbibed; as, to transfuse a spirit of patriotism into a man; to transfuse a love of letters. "Into thee such virtue and grace Immense I have transfused." (Milton)

Origin: L. Transfusus, p. P. Of transfundere: cf. F. Transfuser. See Transfund.

(01 Mar 1998)