Definition of 'infect'
Example sentences containing 'infect'
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It follows success in tests on mice with antibodies from people previously infected with the tropical disease. The Sun (2016)We keep her in hospital to stop her infecting other people. The Sun (2013)Here are the most common diseases that infect churches. Christianity Today (2000)That is what infected me with crime. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They may also infect plants with viruses. The Sun (2010)The trial aims to determine whether the technology can stop the virus infecting people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These are both common ways that people infect their computers with malicious software. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She then suffered a cardiac arrest after fluid from his womb sac infected her blood stream. The Sun (2012)They have discovered the diseases can only spread if people are already infected with flu. The Sun (2011)The shriek of steel also infected her very presence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the sheer number of people infected is overwhelming. The Sun (2009)The downward trend has also infected companies that have not put a foot wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It emerged last week that it has acquired two mutations that suit it better to infecting human cells. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Scientific evidence suggests that badgers are one of the most likely carriers of the disease that is infecting cattle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The defect in the software allows computers to be infected by programs concealed in seemingly harmless files or web pages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Users need to be cautious as rogue mobile apps are capable of infecting devices with viruses and can access personal data. The Sun (2014)They used the common cold virus to infect cells in the animals' eyes. The Sun (2009)As if peering down a microscope, you see connected cells that you have to infect. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More than nine million computers were infected at the bug's peak last month. The Sun (2009)The left side of his body was infected by a blood disease that might have been sleeping for 20 years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)British embassy staff booked them on a flight home to ensure top quality treatment - but local officials feared they would infect other flyers. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. infect is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'infect'
British English: infect VERB
To infect people, animals, or plants means to cause them to have a disease or illness.
A single mosquito can infect a large number of people.
Definition of infect from the Collins English Dictionary
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