Flood vs Infuse - What's the difference?

flood | infuse |

As a proper noun flood

is (biblical) the flood referred to in the book of genesis in the old testament.

As a verb infuse is

to cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill.



(wikipedia flood)

Alternative forms

* floud (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:a covenant never to destroy the earth again by flood
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods , were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers, washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.}}
  • (lb) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
  • :
  • The flowing in of the tide, opposed to the ebb.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:There is a tide in the affairs of men, / Which, taken at the flood , leads on to fortune.
  • A floodlight.
  • Menstrual discharge; menses.
  • :(Harvey)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To overflow.
  • To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
  • The floor was flooded with beer.
    They flooded the room with sewage.
  • (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
  • The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=David Ornstein , title=Blackburn 0 - 4 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Blackburn offered nothing going forward in the opening period and that continued after the break, encouraging City to flood forward.}}
  • (Internet, computing) To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
  • Synonyms

    * (overflow) overfill * (cover) inundate * (provide with large number) inundate, swamp, deluge


    English ergative verbs ----




  • To cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill.
  • To steep in a liquid, so as to extract the soluble constituents (usually medicinal or herbal).
  • * Coxe
  • One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water.
  • To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill (with).
  • * Shakespeare
  • Infuse his breast with magnanimity.
  • * Shakespeare
  • infusing him with self and vain conceit
  • To instill as a quality.
  • * Shakespeare
  • That souls of animals infuse themselves / Into the trunks of men.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son, which himself never possessed, or knew, or found the want of, in the acquisition of his wealth?
  • To undergo infusion.
  • * Let it infuse for five minutes.
  • To make an infusion with (an ingredient); to tincture; to saturate.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
  • * Denham
  • That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse .


    * 1902 Webster's International dictionary. * 1984 Consise Oxford 7th ed.

    See also

    * fuse ----