Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To coat or permeate with liquid, color, or light; suffuse.
  • transitive verb To pour or diffuse (a liquid, for example) over or through something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sprinkle, pour, or spread over or through.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To suffuse; to fill full or to excess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To permeate or suffuse something, either with a liquid or with light
  • verb transitive To force a fluid to flow over or through something, especially through an organ of the body

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
  • verb force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin perfundere, perfūs-, to pour over : per-, per- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Was this patient at risk limb loss, or were the collaterals that were responsible for the initial false negative PVR and ABI adequate to perfuse the limb?

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 2)

  • His blood pressure to perfuse his vital organs was unstable but being maintained with the initial IV fluid push.

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  • The ingredients are then absorbed by the roots, pass up through the stems, and perfuse the upper parts of the plant.

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  • Do not perfuse more than 70 ml/kg, perfuse slowly and use only sodium chloride or ringer lactate.

    Chapter 5

  • A. Lindbergh and A.exis Carrel pump (designed in 1935 to perfuse life-sustaining fluids to the organs of the body), the Sewell heart pump

    History of the Division of Medical Sciences United States National Museum Bulletin 240, Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology, paper 43, 1964

  • Gibsons fever still continues obstinate tho 'not verry high; we gave him a dose of Dr. Rushes pills which in maney instancis I have found extreamly effecasious in fevers which are in any measure caused by the presence of boil. the niter has produced a perfuse perspiration this evening and the pils opperated late at night his feaver after which abated almost intirely and he had

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • Gibsons fever Still Continues obstinate tho not verry high; we gave him a dose of Dr. Rushes pills which in maney instancis I have found extreamly efficasious in fevers which are in any measure Caused by the presence of boil. the niter has produced a perfuse perspiration this evening and the pils opperated late at night his feaver after which abated almost intirely and he had a good nights rest.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • Technical improvements in the removal of bubbles from blood flowing oxygenation have made it possible to perfuse with surprisingly little difficulty for as long as 4 to 6 hours.

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  • Unfortunately, there is a perfuse amount of dried up blood all over my pearl white fitted bed sheet and duvet cover (all by Sferra Millesimo Linens), which I purchased at Bergdorf (only) last week.

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  • Unfortunately, there is a perfuse amount of dried up blood all over my pearl white fitted bed sheet and duvet cover (all by Sferra Millesimo Linens), which I purchased at Bergdorf (only) last week.

    Dealbreaker

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