HyperDic: infect

English > 4 senses of the word infect:
VERBbodyinfectcommunicate a disease to
bodyinfect, taintcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
socialinfectcorrupt with ideas or an ideology / ideology
cognitioninfectaffect in a contagious way
infect > pronunciation
Soundsihnfeh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > infect: 4 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningCommunicate a disease to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Example"Your children have infected you with this head cold"
Narrowercankerinfect with a canker
BroadergiveCause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Spanishcontagiar, contaminar, encomendar, infectar
Catalancontaminar, encomanar, infectar
Adjectivesinfectivecaused by infection or capable of causing infection
infectiveable to cause disease
Nounsinfectionan incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
English > infect: 4 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningcontaminate with a disease or microorganism.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymtaint
Narrowersmutaffect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
superinfectinfect (an infected cell) further or infect a cell already containing similar organisms
Broaderpollute, foul, contaminatemake impure
OppositedisinfectDestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
Spanishcontagiar, impurificar, infectar, inficionar, manchar
Catalancontagiar, contaminar, infectar
Adjectivesinfectivecaused by infection or capable of causing infection
infectiveable to cause disease
Nounsinfection(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
infectionthe pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
English > infect: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningCorrupt with ideas or an ideology / ideology.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"society was infected by racism"
Broadercorrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
English > infect: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningaffect in a contagious way.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Nounsinfectionthe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

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