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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to instill)
a. infundir
The manager succeeded in infusing his frustrated employees with more enthusiasm for the job.El gerente logró infundirles más entusiasmo por el trabajo a sus frustrados empleados.
2. (to steep)
a. hacer una infusión de
I infused the vanilla bean in alcohol so as to extract its flavor.Hice una infusión del grano de vainilla en alcohol para extraer su sabor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to steep)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
if you want a stronger flavor, you should let the herbs infuse in the alcohol overnight.Si quieres un sabor más fuerte, debes dejar las hierbas en infusión en el alcohol durante la noche.
We have to let these tea leaves infuse longer than usual.Tenemos que dejar estas hojas de té en infusión por más tiempo que lo usual.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. infundir
infuse [ɪnˈfjuːz]
transitive verb
1 [+courage, enthusiasm] infundir;into a
to infuse courage into sb infundir ánimo a algn; they were infused with a new hope se les infundió nuevas esperanzas
2 (Cookery) [+herbs, tea] hacer una infusión de
intransitive verb
to let sth infuse dejar algo en infusión
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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