Infusion vs Fluid - What's the difference?

infusion | fluid |


As nouns the difference between infusion and fluid

is that infusion is tea (infusion made from herbs) while fluid is fluid.

infusion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
  • An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
  • The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
  • The act of installing a quality into a person.
  • * 1602 : , act V scene 1
  • [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
  • (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.
  • fluid

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia fluid)
  • (physics) Any substance which can flow with relative ease, tends to assume the shape of its container, and obeys Bernoulli's principle; a liquid, gas or plasma.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder , title=Not Just Going with the Flow , volume=101, issue=2, page=114 , magazine= citation , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid , which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.}}

    Derived terms

    * amber fluid * brake fluid * fluid mechanics

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.
  • In a state of flux; subject to change.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.
  • (of an asset) Convertible into cash.