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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Transfusion \Trans*fu"sion\, noun [L. transfusio: cf. F. transfusion.]

1. The act of transfusing, or pouring, as liquor, out of one vessel into another. --Howell.

2. (Med.) The act or operation of transferring the blood of one man or animal into the vascular system of another; also, the introduction of any fluid into the blood vessels, or into a cavity of the body from which it can readily be adsorbed into the vessels; intrafusion; as, the peritoneal transfusion of milk.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

transfusion

noun

1: the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery [syn: {transfusion}, {blood transfusion}]

2: the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another


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