Brew vs Infusion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between brew and infusion

is that brew is the mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed; a brewage while infusion is tea (infusion made from herbs).

As a verb brew

is to prepare (usually a beverage) by steeping and mingling; to concoct.

brew

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To prepare (usually a beverage) by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
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  • Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely.
  • To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to hatch.
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  • Hence with thy brewed enchantments, foul deceiver!
  • To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.
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  • I wash, wring, brew , bake, scour.
  • To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering.
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  • There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest.
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  • (obsolete) To boil or seethe; to cook.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed; a brewage.
  • (slang) A beer.
  • (British, NZ) A cup of tea.
  • (British, NZ) The act of making a cup of tea.
  • (British, informal) A hill.
  • Derived terms

    * brewage * brewer * brewhouse ----

    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.