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Diffuser vs. Infuser — What's the Difference?

Diffuser vs. Infuser — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Diffuser and Infuser

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Diffuser

A light fixture, such as a frosted globe, that spreads light evenly.

Infuser

A tea infuser is a device in which loose, dried tea leaves are placed for steeping or brewing, in a mug or a teapot full of hot water; it is often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg. The tea infuser gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century.

Diffuser

A medium that scatters light, used in photography to soften shadows.

Infuser

To put into or introduce as if by pouring
Infused new vigor into the movement.

Diffuser

A device, such as a cone or baffle, placed in front of a loudspeaker diaphragm to diffuse the sound waves.
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Infuser

To fill or cause to be filled with something
Infused them with a love of the land.

Diffuser

A flow passage in a wind tunnel that decelerates a stream of gas or liquid from a high to a low velocity.

Infuser

To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.

Diffuser

Any person or thing that diffuses.

Infuser

To flavor or scent (a liquid) by steeping ingredients in it
"He would infuse ... vegetable oil with the pungent taste of scallions" (Nina Simonds).

Diffuser

A device designed to diffuse a scent efficiently.

Infuser

To introduce (a solution) into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.

Diffuser

(optics) Any device that or spreads out or scatters light, making the light appear softer.

Infuser

A device used for preparing infusions

Diffuser

(automotive) A shaped section of a car's underbody which improves the car's aerodynamic properties.

Infuser

One who, or that which, infuses.

Diffuser

(thermodynamics) A mechanical device that is designed to control the characteristics of a fluid at the entrance to a thermodynamic open system.

Diffuser

(sewage treatment) An aerating device consisting of a membrane with fine pores, through which air is blown to generate small bubbles.

Diffuser

(cooking) A cooking item that can be placed above a stove heating element or burner to separate the cooking utensil from the heat source.

Diffuser

A hairdryer attachment that diffuses the flow of air.

Diffuser

One who, or that which, diffuses.

Diffuser

Baffle that distributes sound waves evenly

Diffuser

Optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly

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