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infuse

verb uk   /ɪnˈfjuːz/ us  

infuse verb (EMOTION)

[T + prep] to fill someone or something with an emotion or quality: The pulling down of the Berlin Wall infused the world with optimism. The arrival of a group of friends on Saturday infused new life into the weekend.

infuse verb (DRINK)

[I or T] If you infuse a drink or it infuses, you leave substances such as tea leaves or herbs in hot water so that their flavour goes into the liquid: Allow the tea to infuse for five minutes.
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