Definitions for infectɪnˈfɛkt
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communicate a disease to
"Your children have infected you with this head cold"
contaminate with a disease or microorganism
corrupt with ideas or an ideology
"society was infected by racism"
affect in a contagious way
"His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"
to bring into contact with a substance that can cause illness (a pathogen)
to make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion
Her passion for dancing has infected me.
Origin: From infectus, perfect passive participle of inficio.
infected. Cf. Enfect
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
to affect with infectious disease; to communicate infection to; as, infected with the plague
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
to contaminate with illegality or to expose to penalty
Origin: [L. infectus: cf. F. infect. See Infect, v. t.]
Translations for infect
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- nakazit, infikovatCzech
- anstecken, infizierenGerman
- alborotar, infectar, contagiarSpanish
- infectar, contagiarPortuguese
- contamina, infectaRomanian
- заразить, заражать, инфицироватьRussian
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