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n.1. the slow injection of a substance, usually into a vein (intravenous (IV) infusion). This is a common method for replacing water, electrolytes, and blood products and is also used for the continuous administration of drugs (e.g. antibiotics, painkillers) or nutrition. See also drip. 2. the process whereby the active principles are extracted from plant material by steeping it in water that has been heated to boiling point (as in the making of tea). 3. the solution produced by this process.

1. the slow injection of a substance, usually into a vein (intravenous (IV) infusion). This is a common method for replacing water, electrolytes, and blood products and is also used for the continuous administration of drugs (e.g. antibiotics, painkillers) or nutrition. See also drip. 2. the process whereby the active principles are extracted from plant material by steeping it in water that has been heated to boiling point (as in the making of tea). 3. the solution produced by this process.

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