transfuse

To transfuse is to transfer blood from one person to another. If a vampire offers to transfuse your blood, say no and wait for the nurse. To transfuse also refers to instilling less physical things in people, like enthusiasm.

If you've ever lost blood, you may have needed a transfusion: blood from someone else pumped into you. When a doctor or nurse performs a transfusion, they're transfusing you. This word applies to other situations where something is being passed along. A good coach can transfuse confidence to their team. Teachers transfuse knowledge and skill. This kind of transfusing is usually a gradual process; transfusing blood is quicker.

Definitions of transfuse
1

v give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to

Type of:
administer, dispense
give or apply (medications)

v pour out of one vessel into another

Type of:
pour
cause to run

v impart gradually

transfuse love of music into the students”
Synonyms:
instill
Types:
breathe
impart as if by breathing
Type of:
add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend
bestow a quality on

v treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

Synonyms:
cup
Type of:
care for, treat
provide treatment for

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