Effusion vs Infusion - What's the difference?

effusion | infusion |


As nouns the difference between effusion and infusion

is that effusion is a liquid outpouring while infusion is tea (infusion made from herbs).

effusion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a liquid outpouring.
  • (by extension) a speech or emotion outpouring.
  • * 1930; , (Morrie Ryskind), (Bert Kalmar), (Harry Ruby); (Animal Crackers) , (Paramount Pictures)
  • Captain Spaulding: My friends, I am highly gratified by this magnificent display of effusion ...
  • (medicine) the seeping of fluid into a body cavity; the fluid itself
  • 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.