Definitions for infectɪnˈfɛkt

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  1. infect(verb)

    communicate a disease to

    "Your children have infected you with this head cold"

  2. infect, taint(verb)

    contaminate with a disease or microorganism

  3. infect(verb)

    corrupt with ideas or an ideology

    "society was infected by racism"

  4. infect(verb)

    affect in a contagious way

    "His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"

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  1. infect(Verb)

    to bring into contact with a substance that can cause illness (a pathogen)

  2. infect(Verb)

    to make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion

    Her passion for dancing has infected me.

  3. Origin: From infectus, perfect passive participle of inficio.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Infect(verb)

    infected. Cf. Enfect

  2. Infect(verb)

    to taint with morbid matter or any pestilential or noxious substance or effluvium by which disease is produced; as, to infect a lancet; to infect an apartment

  3. Infect(verb)

    to affect with infectious disease; to communicate infection to; as, infected with the plague

  4. Infect(verb)

    to communicate to or affect with, as qualities or emotions, esp. bad qualities; to corrupt; to contaminate; to taint by the communication of anything noxious or pernicious

  5. Infect(verb)

    to contaminate with illegality or to expose to penalty

  6. Origin: [L. infectus: cf. F. infect. See Infect, v. t.]


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