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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 ?
A month or two found even the Dodecagons infected with the innovation.
As these folks came out by twos and threes upon the open, they found little knots of people talking excitedly and peering at the spinning mirror over the sand pits, and the new-comers were, no doubt, soon infected by the excitement of the oc- casion.
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.
They still trembled incessantly; they infected the rest of him.
Not, to be sure, with the love of the sick and infected, for with them stinketh even self-love!
Anna's emotionalism infected Dolly, and when she embraced her sister-in-law for the last time, she whispered: "Remember, Anna, what you've done for me--I shall never forget.
Noah started up without saying a word; for the Jew was in a state of such intense excitement that it infected him.
For the last month this wretched house had presented the gloomy appearance of a lazaretto infected with the plague.
The baroness ascended the steps; she felt herself strongly infected with the sadness which seemed to magnify her own, and still guided by the valet de chambre, who never lost sight of her for an instant, she was introduced to the magistrate's study.
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.
This slight wound I took little notice of, till my arm grew inflamed all over; in a short time the poison infected my blood, and I felt the most terrible convulsions, which were interpreted as certain signs that my death was near and inevitable.
Females then lay eggs, some of which the infected person excretes in feces, potentially spreading the parasite.