Infuse vs Interfused - What's the difference?

infuse | interfused |

As verbs the difference between infuse and interfused

is that infuse is to cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill while interfused is (interfuse).




  • 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 ----




  • (interfuse)

  • interfuse



  • To fuse or blend together
  • *{{quote-book, year=1861, author=Various, title=Atlantic Monthly, Volume 8, No. 48, October, 1861, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=They seem to be so interfused with the emotions of the soul, that they strike upon the heart almost like the living touch of a spirit. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1909, author=William James, title=A Pluralistic Universe, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Novelty, as empirically found, doesn't arrive by jumps and jolts, it leaks in insensibly, for adjacents in experience are always interfused , the smallest real datum being both a coming and a going, and even numerical distinctness being realized effectively only after a concrete interval has passed. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1914, author=May Sinclair, title=The Three Sisters, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=It was interfused and tangled with Greatorex's sublimest feelings. }}