HyperDic: infective

English > 2 senses of the word infective:
ADJECTIVEallinfective, morbific, pathogenicable to cause disease
allinfective, infectiouscaused by infection or capable of causing infection
infective > pronunciation
Soundsihnfeh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > infective: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningable to cause disease.
Example"infective agents"
Synonymsmorbific, pathogenic
Broaderunhealthfuldetrimental to good health
Spanishinfeccioso, morbífico, morboso, patógeno
Catalanpatogen
Verbsinfectcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
infectcommunicate a disease to
English > infective: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCaused by infection or capable of causing infection.
Examples
  • "viruses and other infective agents"
  • "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease"
Synonyminfectious
Broaderseptic, infectedContaining or resulting from disease-causing organisms
Spanishinfeccioso
Catalaninfecciós
Verbsinfectcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
infectcommunicate a disease to

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