from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To coat or permeate with liquid, color, or light; suffuse.
- transitive v. To pour or diffuse (a liquid, for example) over or through something.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To permeate or suffuse something, either with a liquid or with light
- v. To force a fluid to flow over or through something, especially through an organ of the body
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To suffuse; to fill full or to excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sprinkle, pour, or spread over or through.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
- v. force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)
Latin perfundere, perfūs-, to pour over : per-, per- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)