infusionism (s) (noun)
, infusionisms (pl)
In theology, the doctrine that the human soul emanates from the divine substance, and is infused into the body at conception or birth.
infusionist (s) (noun)
, infusionists (pl)
A person who believes in the doctrine that the soul existed in a previous state and is infused into the body of a person at conception or birth.
, more infusive, most infusive
Having the power of inspiring.
infusorium (s) (noun)
, infusoria (pl)
1. Any of various microscopic organisms found in infusions of decaying organic matter.
2. One of the classes of Protozoa, including a large number of species, all of minute size.
They are found in all seas, lakes, ponds, and streams; as well as, in infusions of organic matter exposed to the air.
, interfuses; interfused; interfusing
1. To mingle, blend, or fuse thoroughly, or to mix two or more things in this way.
2. To intersperse, intermingle, or to permeate with something.
3. To blend or to fuse, one with another.
4. To pour or to pass (something) between, into, or through; to infuse.
interfusion (s) (noun)
, interfusions (pl)
1. Causing something to permeate or to spread throughout, as a fluid between or among parts, tissues, etc.
2. To intermix or to combine.
ion beam fusion
In nuclear energy, a method of internal confinement fusion in which an energy beam of electrons or other particles is directed onto a tiny pellet of a deuterium-tritium mixture, causing it to explode like a miniature hydrogen bomb, fusing the deuterium and tritium nuclei within a time span too short for them to repel each other.
non-refundable, nonrefundable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. A reference to being unable to get something exchanged or get any money back for a purchase: The clothes Joan bought were sold at a reduced price and were therefore nonrefundable.
2. Not permitted legally to be paid back: When Mr. Smith accidentally caused the car accident, he had to pay a nonrefundable compensation to the driver of the other car who had suffered an injury.
oleoinfusion (s) (noun)
, oleoinfusions (pl)
A medicinal preparation obtained by extraction of the active components of a crude drug into an oil.
perfuse (puhr FYOOZ) (verb)
, perfuses; perfused; perfusing
1. To cause something to spread, to flush, or to flood through, over, or across another object; such as, a color, a light, a liquid, an aroma, etc.: "After the damaged fender of the car was repaired, it was perfused with paint so it was almost impossible to see any difference between it and the rest of the automobile."
2. To pass a fluid; such as, blood, through a bodily organ or tissue by circulating it through blood vessels or other channels within the body: "During the operation, the doctor perfused the patient's heart with a stimulant."
3. Etymology: from Latin perfundere, "to drench"; from per-, "through" + fundere, "to pour".
perfusion (s) (noun)
, perfusions (pl)
1. The passage ("pouring") of fluid through the lymphatic system or blood vessels to an organ or a tissue.
2. Supplying of an organ or tissue with nutrients and oxygen by injecting blood or a suitable fluid into an artery.
3. A chemotherapy technique that may be used when melanoma occurs on an arm or leg.
The flow of blood to and from the limb is stopped for a while with a tourniquet, and anticancer drugs are put directly into the blood of the limb.
This allows the patient to receive a high dose of drugs in the area where the melanoma occurred.
perfusionist (s) (noun)
, perfusionists (pl)
An individual who assists the physician in all aspects of managing the equipment and techniques used during extra-corporeal circulation.
A perfusionist may also be involved in inducing prescribed hypothermia.
phylactotransfusion (s) (noun)
, phylactotransfusions (pl)
1. A transfusion of blood from a donor who has been immunized by injections of an antigen prepared from microorganisms isolated from the recipient; the recipient then gains passive immunity from the antibodies formed in the donor.
2. Transfusion of blood from a donor previously rendered immune to the disease affecting the recipient.
post-transfusion syndrome (s) (noun)
, post-transfusion syndromes (pl)
A condition consisting of fever, splenomegaly, atypical lymphocytes, abnormal liver function tests, and occasionally a skin rash that develops following a blood transfusion or perfusion of a organ during surgery.
, more profuse, most profuse
1. Expressed at length, many times, and in many words: "Betty received profuse apologies when her friend forgot to call her on the phone on her birthday."
2. Giving something freely and lavishly or extravagantly: "Mike and Marjory were profuse in their thanks for the emergency loan from their parents."
3. Occurring or appearing in large amounts: "There was profuse sweating during the hot and muggy summer day."
4. Etymology: from Latin profusus, "spread out, lavish, extravagant"; literally, "poured forth" from profundere, "to pour forth"; from pro-, "forth" + fundere, "to pour".