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perfuse /pəˈfjuːz/ vb (transitive)
  1. to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
  2. to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour

perˈfused adj perˈfusion n perˈfusionist n perˈfusive adj

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