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in·fect

 (ĭn-fĕkt′)
tr.v. in·fect·ed, in·fect·ing, in·fects
1. To invade and proliferate in, often resulting in disease. Used of microorganisms or other infectious agents: people who were infected with salmonella.
2. To cause the invasion of (a cell, for example) with a microorganism or other infectious agent: The researchers infected the bacteria with a virus.
3. To transmit a pathogen or disease to: The sick child infected the entire class.
4. To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent: Cholera infected the water supply.
5. Computers To become transmitted to and copied on (a hard drive, for example). Used of a virus or other harmful software.
6. To affect by transmission or be communicated to. Used of an idea, emotion, or attitude: "His fear infected me, and ... I followed as fast as I could" (W.H. Hudson).

[Middle English infecten, to afflict with disease, from Latin īnficere, īnfect-, to stain, infect (in-, in; see in-2 + facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).]

infected

(ɪnˈfɛktɪd)
adj
1. (Medicine) having a communicable disease
2. (Medicine) contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms
3. (Medicine) used to describe a place where pathogenic microorganisms are causing a disease to spread among people, animals, or plants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infected - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
germy - full of germs or pathological microorganisms; "the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy"
Translations
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infected

[ɪnˈfektɪd] ADJ [wound, foot, blood, needle] → infectado; [person] → contagiado, infectado
to be infectedestar infectado
to become or get infected [wound, eye] → infectarse

infected

[ɪnˈfɛktɪd] adj
[place, area] → infecté(e)
[blood] → contaminé(e)
to become infected [wound] → s'infecter; [person] → être contaminé(e)

infected

adjinfiziert; water, placeverseucht; meatverdorben

infected

[ɪnˈfɛktɪd] adj (wound) → infetto/a; (person) → contagiato/a
to become infected (wound) → infettarsi
infected with measles → affetto/a da morbillo

infected

a., pp. infectado-a; contaminado-a.
References in classic literature ?
I say this continual smoking must have been one cause, at least, of his peculiar disposition; for every one knows that this earthly air, whether ashore or afloat, is terribly infected with the nameless miseries of the numberless mortals who have died exhaling it; and as in time of the cholera, some people go about with a camphorated handkerchief to their mouths; so, likewise, against all mortal tribulations, Stubb's tobacco smoke might have operated as a sort of disinfecting agent.
Here is a fellow, who, infected by the most pestilent and blasphemous code of devilry that ever was known, abandoned his property to the vilest scum of the earth that ever did murder by wholesale, and you ask me why I am sorry that a man who instructs youth knows him?
I will not have this room shunned as if it were infected, at the pleasure of a child.
THAMMUZ came next behind, Whose annual wound in LEBANON allur'd The SYRIAN Damsels to lament his fate In amorous dittyes all a Summers day, While smooth ADONIS from his native Rock Ran purple to the Sea, suppos'd with blood Of THAMMUZ yearly wounded: the Love-tale Infected SIONS daughters with like heat, Whose wanton passions in the sacred Porch EZEKIEL saw, when by the Vision led His eye survay'd the dark Idolatries Of alienated JUDAH.
There is a stain in the fabric of the Temple, deep and foul as that left by the streaks of leprosy on the walls of the infected houses of old.
His agitation infected them, and when Agatha endeavored to reassure him by declaring that Smilash was a disguised gentleman, Miss Wilson, supposing this to be a mere repetition of her former idle conjecture, told her sharply to hold her tongue, as the time was not one for talking nonsense.
But in justice to this prince's great clemency, and the care he has of his subjects' lives (wherein it were much to be wished that the Monarchs of Europe would imitate him), it must be mentioned for his honour, that strict orders are given to have the infected parts of the floor well washed after every such execution, which, if his domestics neglect, they are in danger of incurring his royal displeasure.
The lord or governor of the place was a Catholic, and had desired missionaries, but his wife had conceived an implacable aversion both from us and the Roman Church, and almost all the inhabitants of that mountain were infected with the same prejudices as she.
It will be forgotten, on the one hand, that jealousy is the usual concomitant of love, and that the noble enthusiasm of liberty is apt to be infected with a spirit of narrow and illiberal distrust.
It was no wonder that his condition terrified--that it infected me.
A month or two found even the Dodecagons infected with the innovation.
So much so that all the rest seemed to take courage, as if infected somewhat with her gaiety.