[in-fyoo-zhuh-niz-uh m] /ɪnˈfyu ʒəˌnɪz əm/
the doctrine that the soul existed in a previous state and is infused into the body at conception or birth.
(Christian theol) the doctrine that at the birth of each individual a pre-existing soul is implanted in his body, to remain there for the duration of his earthly life
[in-fyoo-siv] /ɪnˈfyu sɪv/ adjective 1. capable of ; inspiring.
[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/ adjective 1. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of infusorians: infusorial earth.
[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/ plural noun 1. protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora (or class Ciliata). 2. (formerly) any of various microscopic organisms found in infusions of decaying organic matter.
- Infusorial earth
/ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪəl/ noun 1. another name for diatomaceous earth See diatomite