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Adjective: infected  in'fek-tid
  1. Containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    - septic
Verb: infect  in'fekt
  1. Communicate a disease to
    "Your children have infected you with this head cold"
  2. Contaminate with a disease or microorganism
    - taint
  3. Corrupt with ideas or an ideology
    "society was infected by racism"
  4. Affect in a contagious way
    "His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"

See also: abscessed, contaminative, dirty, germy, infectious, infective, pestiferous, purulent, pussy, putrefacient, putrefactive, septicaemic [Brit, Cdn], septicemic [N. Amer], unhealthful

Type of: affect, contaminate, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise [Brit], demoralize, deprave, foul, give, impress, misdirect, move, pervert, pollute, profane, strike, subvert, vitiate

Antonym: antiseptic

Encyclopedia: Infected