AskDefine | Define perfuse

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1 force a fluid through (a body part or tissue); "perfuse a liver with a salt solution"
2 cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color" [syn: suffuse]

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  1. To permeate or suffuse something, either with a liquid or with light
  2. To force a fluid to flow over or through something, especially through an organ of the body

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