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Definition of Infect


  1. Infected. Cf. Enfect.
  2. 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.
  3. To affect with infectious disease; to communicate infection to; as, infected with the plague.
  4. 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.
  5. To contaminate with illegality or to expose to penalty.

Infect Quotations

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
Jean-Paul Sartre

I guess it could be said that the inspiration for 'Requiem for a Dream' is watching the American dream not only destroy so many lives in the U.S., but infect the rest of the world with its obsession with getting more, ignoring the deadly effect that has on the planet.
Hubert Selby, Jr.

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
Peter Stuyvesant

I think a lot of food shows, especially when we started 'Good Eats' back in the late '90s, they were still really about food. 'Good Eats' isn't about food, it's about entertainment. If, however, we can virally infect you with knowledge or interest, then all the better.
Alton Brown
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Infect Translations

infect in Danish is smitte
infect in Dutch is infecteren, besmetten, aansteken
infect in French is infectons, infecter, infectez, infectent
infect in German is anstecken, infizieren, anstecken
infect in Italian is infettare
infect in Latin is contineo, contamino
infect in Norwegian is smitte, infisere
infect in Spanish is infectar, inficionar
infect in Swedish is infektera, besmitta, smitta
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