Associations to the word «Infect»


INFECT, verb. (transitive) To bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).
INFECT, verb. (transitive) To make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion.
INFECT, adjective. (obsolete) Infected.

Dictionary definition

INFECT, verb. Communicate a disease to; "Your children have infected you with this head cold".
INFECT, verb. Contaminate with a disease or microorganism.
INFECT, verb. Corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism".
INFECT, verb. Affect in a contagious way; "His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne