• To bring (the body or part of it) into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen), so that the pathogen begins to act on the body; (of a pathogen) to come into contact with (a body or body part) and begin to act on it.
  • To contaminate (an object or substance) with a pathogen.
  • To make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion, or to communicate a feeling to others, or a feeling communicating itself to others.


  • Infected.


Opposite words


  • From Middle French infect, from Latin infectus, perfect passive participle of inficiƍ.

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