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

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky