Infected
Infect In*fect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infecting}.] [L. infectus, p. p. of inficere to put or dip into, to stain, infect; pref. in- in + facere to make; cf. F. infecter. See {Fact}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To taint with morbid matter or any pestilential or noxious substance or effluvium by which disease is produced; as, to infect a lancet; to infect an apartment. [1913 Webster]

2. To affect with infectious disease; to communicate infection to; as, infected with the plague. [1913 Webster]

Them that were left alive being infected with this disease. --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster]

3. To communicate to or affect with, as qualities or emotions, esp. bad qualities; to corrupt; to contaminate; to taint by the communication of anything noxious or pernicious. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Infected Ston's daughters with like heat. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) To contaminate with illegality or to expose to penalty.

Syn: To poison; vitiate; pollute; defile. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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